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Colorado's Best Whitewater Paddleboarding: Salida

Where in Colorado can I learn to stand-up paddleboard in whitewater?

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Salida     Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Flickr

A:Kayakers and raft guides have long flocked to the rapids of the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado. Now, the area is starting to draw paddleboarders too. Practice your technique on one of the river's many flat sections, then head for Salida's legendary whitewater park, where you can test yourself on two standing waves. The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center offers half-day river lessons for $120.

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