In the past few years getting onto a stand-up paddleboard has gained popularity quickly. Now you will find lots of people even doing Yoga on a SUP board. It is a great activity to keep you in shape as long as you get the hang of balancing on the board. And we live in a great area to try out a stand-up paddleboard if you want to see what it's like.

A few years back I went on a family trip to the Florida Keys and while some of the family jumped on SUP boards I went with the easier option of jumping into a kayak. While it's still fun to kayak you don't get to stand up on the water, which is just awesome to think about standing up on a board in the middle of a lake.

If you're interested in renting a SUP board or purchasing one and hitting the water here in Colorado, here are 5 great spots for you to check out.

  1. Grass Valley Reservoir in Silt - While it's known to be a great spot for fishing, the crystal clear water is also perfect go get on a SUP board.
  2. James M. Robb Colorado River State Park in Palisade - You can see signs for the state park on I-70 but it's perfect for a picnic or swimming as well as SUPing.
  3. Grand Mesa Lakes in Mesa - There are eight Mesa lakes with over 300 individual lakes and reservoirs. Explore a little and you will find a tremendous secluded spot.
  4. Sweitzer Lake Park in Delta - The lake was created for recreation and family fun. But motorized boats are allowed on the lake so be sure to bring a lifejacket.
  5. Trout Lake in Telluride - Only 15 minutes from downtown Telluride, perfect for summertime fun. Plus you get to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and lots of hiking trails too.
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Have fun on the water, just be safe. If there are other places that you think are perfect to get on a stand-up paddleboard let us know.