Stand-Up Paddleboarding has quickly taken off in popularity not only in Breckenridge but all of Summit County for people of all ages. Many claim it is the fastest growing sport in the world. It is a great activity for the whole family. It allows one to view the majestic Rockies from a whole new perspective while enjoying a fun and invigorating workout that will test your balance and engage your muscles in an entirely new way. We’ve got all the info you need to know right here to plan your own day of Breckenridge Stand-Up Paddleboarding this summer! This fun activity entails standing or kneeling on an oversized and thick surfboard with a paddle while you cruise at your own pace over a serene pond or cove, across the lake, or down a quiet or rapidly running river (depending on your ability level).
For the yogis, performing your favorite poses on a SUP is a great way to build even better balance, coordination, endurance, and body strength! You can rent a board and go out on your own or try a SUP yoga class. SUP yoga is a fun and challenging activity that activates all your feel-good receptors while floating on the calm waters of Maggie Pond in Breckenridge.
We have done the research for you and listed ALL of the sources for SUPing in Summit County right here for you in one spot:
There are two very affordable options for SUP yoga here in Breckenridge that include board rental for only $20 a class:
Meta Yoga offers drop-in outdoor SUP Yoga classes on Maggie Pond in Breckenridge. Go to Meta Yoga for more details.
Our beautiful Breck Rec Center offers SUP yoga classes on their pond for ages 14 and up. In the event of rain, classes are conducted in the indoor pool.
With rental locations throughout Summit County, SUPers flock to areas like Maggie Pond or nearby Lake Dillon to feed their need for floating freely among the mountains. Since many of the standup paddleboards are inflatable, they are easily transportable. Alpine Sports is proud to be one of the only Stand-Up Paddleboard retailers and rental shops in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge store carries Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUPs) and all related equipment at 435 N. Park Avenue, which is on the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Park and Airport Rd. Book Breck guests receive 20% off their Alpine Sports rentals– just tell them you are staying with us and ask for you Book Breck discount!
Epoxy boards and rigid inflatable boards, as well as a full range of SUP accessories, including paddles, personal flotation devices (“PFDs”), board leashes, water socks, and much more can be purchased at Alpine Sports. The lineup of paddleboards is available for rent as well as retail. Alpine Sports offers demos of Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Maggie Pond every Sunday during the summer in conjunction with the Breckenridge Farmer’s Market. Customers can get a 15-minute lesson, where they learn how to stand up on the board and how to paddle correctly.
Both the Frisco and Dillon marinas on Lake Dillon offer SUP rentals, however, the Frisco side offers more inlets with quieter waters than the Dillon marina side of the lake. Maps are provided for guests upon rental.
New this year- the Frisco Bay Marina is offering Hobie Eclipse pedalboards featuring their Mirage drive. Wind, waves, and wake? No problem. The board’s width, hull design, and handlebars provide an extra-stable ride superior to a standard paddle board. So stable, fun, and fast that you will feel like you are walking on water.
The Adventure Center at Keystone Lake offers SUP rentals to cruise around on the lake at the base of the rocky mountains (see photo at top of page) where you are likely to make some new feathery friends.
Are you ready to take the next step and try SUP on the river? Hit up our friends at Stand Up Paddle Colorado. They’ve got tours and rentals at Lake Dillon, the Colorado River, and Nottingham Lake in Avon.
Kodi rafting also offers a standup paddleboarding trip on the Colorado River consisting of a full-day adventure for groups of up to six. The SUP trip begins with an hour to 90 minutes of flat-water stand-up paddle board training. After the flat-water session, the group paddles down the Upper Colorado River, heading downstream for a little bit and then lunch alongside the river. After lunch, their professional guides lead the group down a beautiful Class I-II stretch of river on stand-up paddle boards. Another guide rides alongside the group in a raft.
About the Author: Kristi Stanford is a self-proclaimed Breck Lover who lives and works in the high-altitude town she so adores. She can be found at her Book Breck Vacation Homes desk by day where her duties run the gamut of the lodging industry. During the lunch hour, you might see her on the slopes or bike path depending on the season.
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