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Best Kayak Rentals and Tours in CO - Crested Butte

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Wheelies and Waves
FROM$45 per 4 hrs
Based on 31 reviews

Wheelies and Waves provides top quality stand up paddleboards, kayaks and tubes for exploring the beautiful alpine lakes and rivers of the Crested Butte area. Rent kayaks, inflatable boards and everything you need to transport the gear, by the hour or the day! Book online in advance to ensure availability. read more

Crested Butte Kayak

Crested Butte is a top adventure destination in Colorado, earning one of our top spots for mountain destinations that visitors can enjoy all year long. The Crested Butte – Gunnison area is home to more than 20 alpine lakes, calm rivers, and scenic water routes perfect for stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. Blue Mesa Reservoir is a popular kayaking destination with camping. Located just below Schofield Pass is Emerald Lake – a mellow alpine lake with beautiful views. For calm, SUP-friendly waters, visit Slate River, or Lower Gunnison. Check with a local shop on water level before you head out. The best time to enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding in Crested Butte is between May and September.

Things To Do In Crested Butte

Crested Butte transforms into a top biking getaway in summer with trails spanning hundreds of miles and intertwining with scenic wilderness. Stellar hiking trails are also plentiful right out of town, and hikers will be rewarded with scenic vistas, the potential for wildlife spotting, and wildflowers of every color.

Crested Butte is the wildflower capital of Colorado! Complete each adventure with a trip to the historic downtown Crested Butte where dining spots and bars offer stellar happy hour choices!

In winter, the mountain’s 1547 acres of skiable terrain reveals some of Colorado’s steepest ski lines for downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Pow days are punctuated by an average snow dump of 234 inches a year.

Crested Butte Kayak Rental

TripOutside features the best local gear rental and outdoor adventure shops in Crested Butte, Colorado no matter the season. Compare shops, reviews, and prices for your kayaking or SUP adventure and book online!