Water Sports: Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board

The NSCD paddle sports program is dedicated to providing an educational, therapeutic and fun experience for everyone. We have customized canoe, kayak and paddle board progressions for all ability levels. Our instructors review key participant information prior to the start of class and conduct an on-site assessment to place the participant in one of our three learning tracks. Friends and family are welcome. All equipment and adaptations are provided. Get your feet wet! Seasoned kayaker? Hone your freestyle skills and learn from our experienced instructors. Join our club-style atmosphere to meet new friends. Open to all abilities.

Get the chance to explore a number of different whitewater parks in Colorado’s Front Range and practice your paddling skills or pass on your expertise in a fun and safe water environment. Come prepared to challenge yourself and push your boundaries. When paddling with the NSCD, you will be provided a boat, life jacket, spray skirt (if necessary), helmet and paddle to use for the day. If the weather warrants it, we will also provide a wetsuit and other protective equipment. We suggest that you try to avoid wearing jeans or sweats (anything cotton) and instead dress in layers of fleece, wool, Capilene or synthetic clothing. Weather conditions can change quickly on the water and it is better to have too many layers than to be wet and/or cold! Participants must be independent and manage self-care or bring a care-giver to provide assistance.

Custom Group
Do you have a group of five or more participants that needs an activity? The NSCD can help! With our programs covering the Front Range, your group can explore the outdoors like never before.



*Each participant is responsible for any venue fees related to location of lessons
**Maximum equipment weight limit is 250 lbs.


Reducing Barriers Fly Fishing Event

Join the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) and Rocky Mountain National Park on the river!
Learn the basics of fly fishing with trained instructors. Discover the best ways to read the water, develop your knowledge of the wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park, practice casting and build community. See Rocky Mountain National Park like never before! Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

Locations: Colorado River at the Holzwarth Historic Site on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park
June 22nd, July 20th & August 24th, 2024
Time: 9am – 12pm
Price: FREE! Use code FISHRMNP
Ages: 6 & up

Park entry included with Fly Fishing Clinic reservation

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