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May 2021

White River – Rangely Co

May 22 - May 24

White River from Trujillo Wash to the Enron Gas Wells take out  – 65 miles, Class II This is a three day, two night trip .  Plan on two nights camping on the river –  but with a strong group, we may opt to do the trip in two days/one night depending on flow – that  would allow a full day for the long drive back – it is 285 miles from Denver to Rangely and another 30 or more…

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RMCC Niobrara Wild and Scenic River Memorial Day

May 29 - May 31
Valentine, NE Valentine, NE United States

This will be an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $10/person insurance fee.  This is an easy, kids-friendly class 1 river, with our campground in the middle of the run.  Each day will be about 12 miles and about 4 hours. Contact Bill Ashworth (washwort@gmail.com) to register for the trip. This beautiful stretch is one of America’s premier scenic heritage waterways; we’ll see many waterfalls, beautiful hardwood forests, and birds!  And the resident buffalo herd at the Fort…

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June 2021

Lagerman Reservoir Day Paddle

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lagerman Reservoir is a wonderful destination for a paddle.  Besides views of Longs Peak and the Front Range, we will most likely be treated with a number of bird sightings including osprey and eagles.  A cormorant was seen in the nearly area recently.   Directions:  Lagerman Reservoir is located between 63rd St and & 75th St (West of Longmont) and is south of Nelson Road and North of the Diagonal (hwy 119).  To get there, take either 75th to Pike…

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RMCC Gross Reservoir June 5 2021

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gross Reservoir,
Boulder, CO 80304

Please join us for a paddle and picnic on Gross Reservoir – a hidden gem in the foothills above Boulder. This Denver Water reservoir is nestled among beautiful Ponderosa Pine forests and Granite rock, affording 10 miles of shoreline and 440 acres of surface area paddling. We’ll enjoy a morning paddle followed by picnic lunch at the South Boulder Creek inlet. This is an ACA-sanctioned trip which requires either an ACA membership or $10 for insurance. Owner’s name, address, and…

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RMCC Boat Rigging and Packing Class June 12 2021

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join RMCC for an afternoon clinic, learning to set up and pack your canoe for river tripping. This is a dry land exercise and will prepare you to rig your boat for moving water and what and how to pack for weekend and multi-day camping outings. Bill will cover rigging and techniques for efficient and secure packing. We’ll start at 1:00 pm in Boulder at Bill’s home, and we’ll finish up by 4pm.   Contact Bill Ashworth at washwort at gmail.com or…

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Standley Lake

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come join us for a lovely morning paddle around Standley Lake located at 100th Ave and Simms Street in Westminster. Remember to bring your binoculars for spotting the many birds that make this lake their summer home including bald eagles, white pelicans, cormorants, mallard ducks and many more. If you are lucky you might even see a resident beaver.   Arrive around 8:30 a.m. and be ready to launch from Pelican Cove Day Use Area at 9:00. There is a…

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Essentials of Canoeing: Flatwater and Moving Water

June 19 - June 20

 -- THIS CLASS NOW HAS A WAITLIST -- The cost is $40 per person for the entire class (or $25 per person for just the flatwater class on May 30) to be paid before the class. Students can enroll for only the flatwater day if they desire. If you are not a current American Canoe Association (ACA) member, there is an additional $10 insurance fee; if you are a current ACA member please provide that number to the class instructors.…

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Lake Dillon

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please join us for a paddle and picnic on Lake Dillon – a scenic treasure in Summit County, CO. This Denver Water reservoir is surrounded by the mountains of the Ten Mile Range, the Continental Divide, and the Gore Range. We’ll enjoy a morning paddle from the Frisco Bay Marina toward islands and bays of the reservoir. We will either picnic onshore on an island or back at the Marina Park, pending water levels. This is an ACA-sanctioned trip which…

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July 2021

RMCC North Platte River: Glendo to Guernsey July 10 2021

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glendo WY Glendo, Wyoming

RMCC members and guests are welcome to float the North Platte River from Glendo Reservoir almost to Guernsey Reservoir. This is a fun, day long paddling trip and I hope you can join us. It is Class I+ with one Class II section of standing waves that can be avoided; helmets required here. The float is on Saturday, July 20.  Most will be camping in Two Moon Campground in Glendo State Park on Friday night (its about a 3 hour drive from…

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San Juan River: Sand Island to Clay Hills Crossing, UT

July 12 - July 18

(This trip is currently full and a waiting list has been started) 84 Miles of paddling and camping through beautiful desert and red rock canyon country in southeast Utah! This is a Class II – III river and experience is required. This is an ACA event. ACA membership is required or $5 per person is required for ACA insurance. We will all share the cost of the permit and shuttle and any other group expenses. Contact Dick Wilkins at dw5geo@hotmail.com…

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North Platte River: Saratoga to I-80

July 16 - July 18

THIS TRIP IS FULL AND A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN STARTED, please contact Judy Moisey-Asay at canoeingIT@gmail.com to be added to the list.  Join RMCC for this Class I run through the beautiful Wyoming landscape full of birds and other wildlife, just a half-day drive from Denver. This is a 3 day, 2 night canoe camping trip. We’ll complete the car shuttle either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning depending on logistics and begin paddling Friday morning 10am or sooner if…

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Colorado River: Moab to Spanish bottom

July 27 - July 31

50 miles class I water into the spectacular deep canyons of Canyonlands National park, Utah. The date is dependent on the return jet boat shuttle schedule and could change a bit. Reserving a shuttle requires a six person down payment. The shuttle cost is just under $200 and there will be another possibly $50 for permits and equipment rental. Weather permitting this will be a leisurely trip with time for walking to ruins, petroglyphs and petrified logs. 8:30 ish morning…

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August 2021

RMCC Radium Rendezvous Aug 6 – 8 2021

August 6 - August 8

Join us for the annual summer RMCC get-together! Day trips, camp cooking competition, potluck supper, pancake breakfast, etc. Trips available for all skill levels (Class I, Class II, and Class III).  This will be an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $5/person insurance fee and helmets for all Class II sections and above. Due to space limitations, tent camping for the weekend: no RVs or trailers and all cars must be parked to take up minimum space. Let me know if…

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Boundary Waters Canoe Area, MI

August 9 - August 13

The world renown Boundary Waters Canoe Area encompasses over 1 million acres that houses thousands of lakes and includes over 1200 miles of canoe routes. We will be entering Entry Point 27 – Snow Lake. The trip loop route will travel from Snowbank Lake through Parent Lake, Disappointment Lake with a series of smaller lakes and a series of portages to Gibson Lake.  From Gibson Lake the returning route can be either through Ensign, Newfound and out Moose Lake or…

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Colorado River: Cisco Landing to Onion creek

August 28 - August 29

2 days class I, with an overnight on the river. Those who want can add more. Cisco landing to Dewey bridge is a somewhat isolated desert area. Second day we will go into the deeper more colorful canyon, a stretch known as "postcard alley". And then??? Contact Trip Coordinator: Janet Mallory, janetrpm@gmail.com 720-236-6308,

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September 2021

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota

September 2 - September 18

These dates are tentative and may change depending on the needs of the group.  The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota, and Quetico Provincial Park in Canada, hug their respective sides of the border, but combine to offer 3 million acres of road-less wilderness containing more than 3000 lakes, protected from motorboats, lodges, and the encroachment of civilization. This is a land scraped to ancient bedrock by glaciers, the resulting depressions becoming crystal clear lakes, containing Lake Trout, Walleye,…

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Green River from Flaming Gorge Dam thru Swallow Canyon

September 4 - September 6

(This trip is currently full and a waiting list has been started)   River Classification: Section A:  Class II – II+ pool drop plus the II+ Mother-in-law Rapid; COLD water Section B:  Red Creek Rapid = Class III (portage/line on river left) Section C:  Class I+ Campgrounds: Friday night we have a very large (75 people max) site #3 at the Arch Dam Group Campground just 1 mile from the dam.  Saturday we will have a pair of river camps…

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Colorado River: Cisco Landing to Onion creek

September 18 - September 19

2 days class I, with an overnight on the river. Those who want can add more. Cisco landing to Dewey bridge is a somewhat isolated desert area. Second day we will go into the deeper more colorful canyon, a stretch known as "postcard alley". And then??? Contact Trip Coordinator: Janet Mallory, janetrpm@gmail.com 720-236-6308,

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RMCC Colorado River: Loma to Westwater Sun Sept 26 – Mon Sept 27 2021

September 26 - September 27

This trip is currently full but there's a waiting list. Join RMCC as we paddle the Colorado River Sunday – Monday from Loma, CO to the Westwater Station boat ramp in Utah through  Ruby and Horsethief Canyons . We’ll be camping at one of the larger sites on the river Saturday night – TBD. Our late September date should offer gorgeous fall color on the canyon bottom. This is an ACA-sanctioned outing/event which requires EITHER ACA membership OR a $10/person…

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October 2021

Colorado River: Cisco Landing to Onion creek

October 2 - October 3

2 days class I, with an overnight on the river. Those who want can add more. Cisco landing to Dewey bridge is a somewhat isolated desert area. Second day we will go into the deeper more colorful canyon, a stretch known as "postcard alley". And then??? Trip Coordinator: Janet Mallory, janetrpm@gmail.com 720-236-6308,

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Chatfield Reservoir

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Don’t put your boat away quite yet. This is a beautiful time of year to paddle Chatfield Reservoir. The cottonwood trees are likely to be displaying their golden fall colors creating a stunning backdrop for the large number of birds (pelicans, cormorants, Canadian Geese, king fishers, etc.) that make the reservoir their home. We will be paddling in the no-wake zone that requires power boats to slow down enough to not create a large wake, plus there are considerably fewer…

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