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Pagosa Springs Watersports Rental

Shop Information

Pagosa Mountain Sports is a bike shop, SUP/Kayak & outdoor store located in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We offer equipment rentals to support whatever your outdoor adventures may entail. Whether it’s standup paddleboarding, kayaking, river rafting, biking, or cross country skiing that gets you excited, we have the gear, knowledge and experience to help you enjoy it to the fullest!

With friendly, relaxed locals and National Forest, State Parks and Wilderness surrounding the town, you have only to step outside to understand why we located the shop in Pagosa. Miles and miles of trails and waterways are just waiting to be explored. So, come by and we will point you to just the right place for some sweet wilderness relief!

Rental Information

We rent inflatable kayaks, stand up paddleboards and river rafts to explore the waterways around Pagosa Springs.

Standup Paddleboarding

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is getting more and more popular each year.  Our area offers some wonderful lakes and varied class rivers with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.  If you haven’t tried paddle boarding, our staff will be happy to provide some quick dry-land instruction.  Soon, you will be hooked like the rest of us!

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rental Prices
$30    Same Day – Maximum rental time is shop open until shop close
$45    24 Hour – Rental time is from pick up time until the same time the next day

Every rental includes:
.  Paddle
.  PFD (Personal Flotation Device – required by law)
.  Pump (Inflatable SUPs only)
.  Helmet (Required for river trips)


Relaxing on the lake while taking in gorgeous mountain views or for the experienced paddler, navigating the river – there is no better way to enjoy a day in Pagosa Springs than paddling an inflatable kayak!  We will get you ready for the water.

Inflatable Kayak Rental Prices
$50   Same Day – Maximum rental time is shop open until shop close
$65   24 Hour – Rental time is from pick up time until the same time the next day
$10   Tandem Package – Base rental is set up to paddle single. To paddle tandem, add the $10 Tandem Package for an additional paddle, PFD and seat back

Every rental includes:
.  Inflatable kayak (Set up solo or tandem)
.  Paddle
.  PFD (Personal Flotation Device – required by law)
.  Pump (If needed)
.  Helmet (Required for river trips)

River Tubing

The San Juan River flows right through the heart of downtown Pagosa Springs.  What better way to enjoy it on a hot summer day than some slow moving tubing?

Pick up a rental tube at Pagosa Mountain Sports, make the short walk to the put-in by the Malt Shoppe and enjoy a leisurely three quarter mile long float down the San Juan to the take-out by the Visitor’s Center.  (The float takes approximately one hour and the walk from the Visitor’s Center to the Malt Shoppe takes around ten minutes.)

Pagosa Mountain Sports River Tube Rental Prices
$12    3 Hours
$15    Same Day – Maximum rental time is shop open until shop close
.  Joining a Pagosa Mountain Sports event or have a large group?  Call (970-507-7886) or email ([email protected]) us to inquire about availability and special pricing!

10% discount automatically given for rentals of 3 days or more

Every rental includes:
.  Tube
.  Lifejacket (Free and required by law for children under 13. When river is running above 200 CFS (cubic feet per second) – free and highly recommend for adults.)

Recommended and available for purchase at Pagosa Mountain Sports:
.  Closed toed water shoes
.  Reusable water bottle
.  Sun screen
.  Water tight bag for keys, phone, wallet, etc.
.  Floating sunglasses retainers

Our staff will happily point out the typical float route and river features!  (Please note: The San Juan river typically drops to a safe level for tubing some time around early July.  Please call or email for updates on river conditions.)

A valid driver’s license and credit card are required to rent.

Looking for more outdoor adventure in Pagosa Springs?  Click here for all activities in Pagosa Springs!

Lakes and Reservoirs

Pagosa Springs has many lakes and reservoirs within close proximity. With larger lakes like Navajo Reservoir and small mountain lakes along the Continental Divide, each body of water features amazing and unique views of the San Juan Mountains and surrounding areas. We can recommend a great day trip or overnight options depending on your interests. The following are a few top destinations for kayaking and paddleboarding in the area. If solitude is your goal, venture out with to Williams Creek Reservoir, Big Meadows Reservoir or Echo Reservoir. Enjoy quiet, peaceful surroundings with incredible views. Motorized boats are allowed, but wake speeds are restricted on each.

Williams Creek Reservoir

Williams Creek Reservoir is about 27 miles from Pagosa Springs, for sublime paddling and fishing opportunities. There are many coves to explore and sandy beaches all around the lake. This 508-acre mountain lake is surrounded by lush forests and towering peaks. Motorized boats are permitted, but whitewater wakes are not allowed.

Big Meadow Reservoir

Big Meadow Reservoir is just east of the Continental Divide on Wolf Creek Pass, about 30 miles from Pagosa Springs. Boating, fishing, and picnic opportunities are available. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains abound.

Echo Canyon Reservoir

Echo Canyon Reservoir is a 65-acre lake located in a state wildlife area only 5 miles from Pagosa Springs. Ponderosa pine and native grasses line the shore and the reservoir has a scenic mountain backdrop.

San Juan River Options

Paddle the two-mile stretch of San Juan River that flows through downtown Pagosa Springs. This section is popular for summer water activities like tubing, kayaking and whitewater rafting. There are swimming holes, hot springs pools, and beaches along the river as well. The river flows through the incredible Mesa Canyon, where paddlers can take in the steep cliffs and paddle class III rapids throughout the summer months. We rent inflatable kayaks that combine the maneuverability of a hard-shell kayak with the stability of an inflatable raft. These one-person kayaks are easy to learn and can handle all the rapids on the San Juan.

Q What do rentals include?

Every rental includes:
.  Paddle
.  PFD (Personal Flotation Device - required by law)
.  Pump (Inflatable SUPs only)
.  Helmet (Required for river trips)

Q Do you offer discounts for multi-day rentals?

Yes, a 10% discount automatically given for rentals of 3 days or more

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