Navigation AA-Boats-Boating Rental Fishing Boat Boating Boats

Pick A LakePick A State

Boating In Colorado

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir Lake
  • Carter Lake
  • Chatfield Reservoir
  • Dillon Reservoir
  • Eleven Mile Reservoir
  • Lake Granby
  • Grand Lake
  • Green Mountain Reservoir
  • Horsetooth Reservoir
  • McPhee Reservoir
  • Navajo Reservoir
  • Shadow Mountain Lake
  • Standley Lake
  • Taylor Park Reservoir

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In ColoradoColorado offers a vibrant boating scene, with numerous popular boating lakes attracting enthusiasts from all around. Among these lakes, Lake Dillon stands out as a favorite destination for boaters. Nestled amidst the stunning Rocky Mountains, Lake Dillon provides a picturesque setting for sailing and boating, making it an excellent spot for both beginners and experienced boaters to enjoy the serene waters.

Pontoon boats have gained immense popularity in Colorado due to their stability and versatility. These boats are a preferred choice for leisurely outings with family and friends. With spacious decks and ample seating, pontoon boats offer a comfortable and relaxing boating experience, perfect for taking in the scenic beauty of Colorado's lakes.

Families looking to spend quality time on the water also favor family boats. These boats are designed with the needs of families in mind, providing ample space for passengers, storage, and various recreational activities. Whether it's fishing, water skiing, or simply cruising, family boats are equipped to cater to the diverse interests of every family member.

Boat types available in Colorado vary widely, ensuring that there is a suitable option for every boating enthusiast. From fishing boats equipped with specialized features for anglers to high-powered powerboats for thrill-seekers, the boat market in Colorado offers a diverse range of options to cater to different preferences and interests.

For those who wish to enjoy boating without the commitment of boat ownership, rental boats provide an excellent solution. Rental services across Colorado's popular boating lakes offer various boats for different activities, allowing individuals to access boats on-demand for fishing trips, water sports, or simply leisurely cruises.

With its breathtaking lakes, diverse boat types, and convenient rental options, boating in Colorado has something to offer for everyone. Whether you seek tranquility amidst the mountains or an action-packed adventure on the water, Colorado's boating scene promises unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.

Find plenty of fun places to go boating in Colorado. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Whether you live in the northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast part of the state, chances there are plenty of opportunities to go boating nearby.

Boating in CO

Colorado is a boating paradise, get out in the great outdoors and enjoy it every chance you get. For further information about boating in Colorado, contact the Colorado State Parks-Registration Unit - Boating Licenses located at 13787 S Highway 85, Littleton, CO 80125. The phone number is 303 791-1920.

Colorado locator map - boating opportunities.
CO Resources

Grand Junction

Mattas Motors And Marine
2308 Highway 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970 241-8517

Marine Max Of Colorado
2490 Highway 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970 243-4333

Sundance Marine Inc
2490 Highway 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970 243-3885

All Terrain Motor Sports Inc
3080 I-70 Business Loop
Grand Junction, CO 81504
970 434-4874

Adventure Sports
2863 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970 245-3684

Grand Valley Powersports Inc
2865 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970 263-4600


Aurora Marine Inc
2133 S Wabash St
Denver, CO 80231
303 671-6200

S And W Performance Marine
2450 W 63rd Ct
Denver, CO 80221
303 429-1895

Colorado Powersports Inc
2050 W 104th Ave
Denver, CO 80234
303 427-9000

Canoe Colorado Wenonah Canoe
9990 E Kentucky Dr
Denver, CO 80247
303 344-2813

Rpm Motorsports LLC
1251 Wadsworth Boulevard
Denver, CO 80214
303 232-7576

Wakeboard & Waterski Specialty
6851 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80221
303 430-0202


Centennial Canoe Outfiters
Po Box 3365
Littleton, CO 80161
720 283-0553

Great Lakes Marine-Denver
12294 North Mead Way
Littleton, CO 80125
303 791-6100

Cool Toys Marine Inc
8056 South Platte Canyon Road
Littleton, CO 80128
303 973-4500


T T B Marine Repair
245 E Chestnut St
Sterling, CO 80751
970 522-8164


Reliable Marine Service
13088 Road 23
Cortez, CO 81321
970 564-9958


Folding Kayak Adventures
33 Tanglewood Dr
Durango, CO 81301
970 375-1479

4 Corners Riversports
360 South Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
970 259-3893


Mountain Marine Services
78 Snowy Peak
Montrose, CO 81401
970 240-5914

Colorado Springs

Woodmen View Rv Boat Storage
8725 Vollmer Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
719 660-3102

Trim Master Auto & Marine Upholstery
3103 Karen Place
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719 260-1219

AL West Boat Shop
5190 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719 599-8977


Outboard Marine And Ski Service Inc
36 N Dynamics Dr
Pueblo, CO 81007
719 547-4600

Hymark Motorsports Inc
175 East Spaulding Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81007
719 547-3478

Paradise Motorsports
2801 West USHighway 50
Pueblo, CO 81008
719 543-0808

Outboard Marine & Ski Service Inc - Sales & Service
36 North Dynamics Drive
Pueblo, CO 81007
719 547-4600


Canyon Marine Whitewater
5620 E Us Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201
719 539-4444

Riverboat Works
10217 County Road 163
Salida, CO 81201
719 539-9323


This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, repairs, accessories, storage and more.

For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Colorado, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in CO. Cities listed in this section include Boulder, Breckenridge, Grand Junction, Kremmling, Leadville, Brighton, Denver, Hudson, Littleton, Sterling, Cortez, Durango, Montrose, Pagosa Springs, Silverton, Colorado City, Colorado Springs, La Junta, Pueblo and Salida.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Pearl Lake State Park, Steamboat Lake State Park, Yampa River State Park, Barr Lake State Park, Cherry Creek State Park, Jackson Lake State Park, James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park, Mancos State Park, Sweitzer Lake State Park, John Martin Reservoir State Park, Lathrop State Park and Lake Pueblo State Park.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in CO

Colorado lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Colorado include Carter Lake, Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Reservoir, Williams Fork Reservoir, Bonny Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir, Horsetooth Lake, Jackson Lake, Riverside Reservoir, Antero Reservoir, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Navajo Reservoir, Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Adobe Creek Reservoir, Horse Creek Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir, Lake Meredith and Neenoshe Reservoir. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Colorado also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Colorado River, Yampa River, Arikaree River, Platt River, Rio Grande, San Miguel River, Arkansas River and Purgatoire River.

CO boating equipment and gear.

Throughout Colorado you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Colorado

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Colorado accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

Boating opportunities in other states.

AK Boating AL Boating AR Boating AZ Boating CA Boating CO Boating CT Boating DC Boating DE Boating FL Boating GA Boating HI Boating IA Boating
ID Boating IL Boating IN Boating KS Boating KY Boating LA Boating MA Boating MD Boating ME Boating MI Boating MN Boating MO Boating MS Boating
MT Boating NC Boating ND Boating NE Boating NH Boating NJ Boating NM Boating NV Boating NY Boating OH Boating OK Boating OR Boating PA Boating
RI Boating SC Boating SD Boating TN Boating TX Boating UT Boating VA Boating VT Boating WA Boating WI Boating WV Boating WY Boating