We're changing Names

Colorado River School

Beginning in January of 2019, Renaissance Adventure Guides will become Colorado River School, a non-profit dedicated to transformative growth through whitewater kayaking. Please check out our new site at www.coriverschool.org. We will continue to schedule and book lessons through both websites. Feel free to browse this site; however we are now taking reservations on our new site at www.coriverschool.org

Please contact us at kayak@coriverschool.org or 303-988-2943 for additional information.

Paddling Classes

Whatever your adventure, we have the class: Fundamentals of River Kayaking, Intro to Sea Kayaking, Eskimo Roll, stand up paddleboarding, and more.

Swiftwater Rescue Training

Quick response time and the knowledge to set up a rescue safely are skills you should have as a boater. Make this the year to bring your rescue skills to a higher level.

Professional Training

Become an instructor for kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, or swiftwater rescue.

Costa Rica Adventures

Customize the trip for your group to include sea kayaking, rafting, whitewater kayaking, hiking a volcano, zip lining, snorkeling, surfing, wildlife touring, and more.

The largest kayak school in the Rocky Mtns for 20 years

Renaissance Adventure Guides has been working for 20 years to develop world class kayak instruction. As the largest kayak school in the Rocky Mountain region, our sequential kayak classes start with the basics and are designed to set you up for success by building on skills acquired from each previous class. Learn to exit your kayak, effective paddling strokes, paddling on edge, bow rescues, maneuvering the river, reading whitewater, fundamentals of whitewater swimming, throw bagging, personal safety and group awareness, and how to plan and execute your own trips. Come learn and play with us, develop friendships, and become part of the community that is Renaissance Adventure Guides. Classes are offered throughout the summer in the following sequence:

  • Lesson 1 - every Friday and Saturday, classes start at 8:30 am at Chatfield Reservoir
  • Lesson 2 - every Saturday, classes start a 9 am at Dotsero, CO
  • Lesson 3 - every Sunday, classes start at 9am in Glenwood Canyon
  • Lesson 4 - once a month on Saturdays, classes start at 9am at Dotsero, CO
  • Lesson 5 - once a month on Sunday, classes start t 9am, location west of Glenwood Springs


Renaissance Adventure Guides is an equal opportunity service provider.

Renaissance Adventure Guides operates under special use permits from the White River National Forest.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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