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Your Guide to Safely Exploring Colorado's Waters

From Colorado Tourism Office

Stewardship Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Taking a dip in Colorado’s pristine waters can be a refreshing way to spend a summer’s day. Set amid views of the Rocky Mountains and bluebird skies, our alpine waters offer endless ways to soak in the beauty and adventure that Colorado has to offer.

Our state boasts over 2,000 lakes and 90,000 miles of rivers, providing ample opportunities to experience our crystalline waters. Whether you’re rafting through thrilling whitewater, stand-up paddle boarding on a calm alpine lake or anything in between, planning ahead and practicing water safety is paramount for an optimal experience. Find your confidence in exploring Colorado’s waters by being prepared, having the proper training and following these guidelines to safely recreate in our lakes and rivers.

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