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Durango's source for river & paddling gear! Rentals, Sales & Lessons of Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs), Kayaks, Rafts, Canoes, Camping, Gear and more!

4Corners Riversports

Phone: (970) 259-3893
Toll Free: (800) 426-7637

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Explore the Animas River with 4Corners Riversports!

For over 30 years, 4CRS has been your local source for paddle sports gear rentals, sales & lessons, 4CRS offers inflatable whitewater kayak rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, Hobie fishing kayak rentals, canoe rentals & camping gear rentals. Whether you're visiting Durango for a whitewater adventure, fishing trip on any of the areas waterways, or just a family trip to the lake, 4CRS has the water gear to make your vacation a memorable one.

Our 3600 sq/ft retail space is fully stocked with SUPs, Kayaks, Rafts, Canoes & Gear, and our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help you find the perfect boat, board or gear for you, whether you're a seasoned river guide or a total beginner.

We also offer a full service paddle school, with lessons and instruction for kids, adults and families. Classes for whitewater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, inflatable kayaking, recreational kayaking, kayak angling, swiftwater rescue and ACA certification classes.

For more info on any of our rentals, classes or our retail store, please visit us online at: https://www.riversports.com


NEW FOR 2018: On-Site Rentals at Lake Nighthorse!

We are now offering on-site rentals at Lake Nighthorse, which is less than a 3 mile drive from our store! We have a selection of solo and tandem kayaks, including pedal drive kayaks, SUPs and Canoes. Our selection of boats and boards will be rotating occasionally and rentals will be on a first-come first-serve basis at our Nighthorse location. Our rental tent is located lakeside across from the overflow parking lot. Weather dependent, our rental tent is open 9am-3pm daily (5pm when conditions allow). See below for rates. For more info, see our Rentals Page or call our Nighthorse Lake phone at 970-946-6410.

Type 2 Hour 4 Hour Full Day
SUPs $25 $35 $45
Solo Kayaks $25 $35 $45
Tandem Kayaks $40 $50 $60
Canoes $40 $50 $60

Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals - Durango, CO

Try the fastest growing sport in the world! Rent a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and enjoy the water from a different perspective. Perfect for almost any age range or ability, just about anyone can hop on a paddle board and have a good time! One of the unique parts of paddle boarding is being able to look down on the river environment from a higher vantage point than you would in a kayak. You see a lot more fish and more of the underwater topography of the river itself. Its also a great full body work out that engages your core, upper body, hip flexors and lower body all at once! Try some SUP Yoga, or flatwater tricks! Or just sit there an float or lay down and sun bathe! Thats the nice thing about SUPs, there's something for everyone!

We have a large variety of boards (over 40 different models) available for rent, both inflatable and rigid boards, for a multitude of applications. Take it to the lake or flatwater stretch of the Animas, add an element of challenge to your fishing, or try SUP surfing at the Santa Rita Whitewater Park! Bring the kids, bring the dog, and have some fun! 

There are multiple area reservoirs that are perfect for paddle boarding, including Vallecito, Lemon, Navajo, McPhee, Electra, Haviland, (and hopefully Nighthorse soon), all within an hour or less drive of 4CRS. The closest and easiest option is the flat section of the Animas above the 32nd St. Put-In. Cruise up the flatwater section as far as you care to (up to 14 river miles of flatwater), then just turn around and paddle back to your car! We have free maps available of local paddling destinations or ask one of our friendly staff members for recommendations.

 


Kayak & Canoe Rentals - Durango, CO

Experience the joys of kayaking! From flatwater cruising to whitewater thrills, Durango has something for everyone! With the Town Run of  the Animas River running straight thru the heart of downtown, we have one of the easiest access Class II-III stretches of whitewater in the state. Rent an inflatable kayak and have your own whitewater adventure right here in town and be back in time for lunch (or dinner). Take a river tour of Durango, with plenty of whitewater excitement along the way, maxing out with the Class III Smelter Rapid / Santa Rita Whitewater Park section. Most paddlers choose to launch from the 32nd St. put-in on the North end of Durango and float all the way down to our shop (5+ river miles), then take the Durango Trolley or utilize one of our free loaner shuttle bikes to shuttle back to your car. Longer floats are available past the shop (up to 7.5 river miles total), but will require use of 2 vehicles.  We recommend a minimum age of 6 for all IK passengers and that all passengers have strong swimming skills. For experienced paddlers, we have hard-shell whitewater kayaks available for rent (must prove that you have a competant roll), with playboats, creek boats, river runners and crossovers from Jackson, Dagger & Pyranha.

All our rental kayaks are "self guided". If you would like to take a guided inflatable kayak trip or guided whitewater raft trip, please contact our sister company 4Corners Whitewater.

Looking for something more mellow and leisurely than a whitewater paddle? Rent one of our recreational kayaks, Hobie fishing kayaks or a canoe and head out on a flatwater tour of a local reservior or flatwater section of the Animas! There are multiple area reservoirs that are perfect for flatwater kayaking, including Vallecito, Lemon, Navajo, McPhee, Electra, Haviland, (and hopefully Nighthorse soon), all within an hour or less drive of 4CRS. The closest and easiest option is the flat section of the Animas above the 32nd St. Put-In. Cruise up the flatwater section as far as you care to (up to 14 river miles of flatwater), then just turn around and paddle back to your car! We have free maps available of local paddling destinations or ask one of our friendly staff members for recommendations.


Raft Rentals - Durango, CO

Whether you're headed on a multi-day rafting excursion or just wanting to do an hour long trip, 4CRS has the gear you need! Rent an expedition raft set-up and head out on one of the various classic multi-day river trips that we have within a few hours drive from Durango, like the San Juan, Chama, Colorado, Dolores, Green and others. Take the trip that you've always dreamed of, with rental gear from 4Corners Riversports!

Not looking for an epic multi-day float but want to get on the river? Renting a paddle raft can be a great way for the adventurous family to get out and take a whitewater tour of Durango! With the Town Run of  the Animas River running straight through the heart of downtown, we have one of the easiest access Class II-III stretches of whitewater in the state. Rent a paddle raft and have your own whitewater adventure right here in town and be back in time for lunch (or dinner). Take a river tour of Durango, with plenty of whitewater excitement along the way, maxing out with the Class III Smelter Rapid / Santa Rita Whitewater Park section. Most paddlers choose to launch from the 32nd St. put-in on the North end of Durango and float all the way down to our shop (5+ river miles), then take the Durango Trolley or utilize one of our free loaner shuttle bikes to shuttle back to your car. Longer floats are available past the shop (up to 7.5 river miles total), but will require use of 2 vehicles. We recommend a minimum age of 6 for all passengers on a whitewater raft and recommend that all participants have strong swimming skills.

All our rental rafts are "self guided". If you would like to take a guided whitewater raft trip or guided inflatable kayak trip, please contact our sister company 4Corners Whitewater.

 


Kayak, SUP & Canoe Instruction / Lessons - Durango, CO

Have you always wanted to learn how to whitewater kayak? Or SUP, or canoe, or raft? Check out our full service 4Corners Riversports Paddle School! Our paddle school is one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, offering classes for almost any age and ability. From kids to adults, flatwater to Class V whitewater, our dedicated and knowledgeable ACA Certified instructors are here to help take you to the next level of kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, rafting or swiftwater rescue. Join in on a scheduled class, form your own class with 3 or more people, or take a private lesson!

 


Paddle Sports & Outdoor Gear - Durango, CO

Our 3600 sq/ft retail store is packed with tons of kayaks, paddle boards, rafts, canoes, and gear from the leading manufacturers in the paddle sports industry like Hobie, Wilderness Systems, AIRE, Dagger, Jackson Kayak, NRS, Jacks Plastic Welding, Mad River Canoe, Starboard SUP, Glide SUP, Badfish SUP, Boardworks and many more!. We also have tons of casual and swim wear, camping gear, Yakima & Thule car racks, GoPro cameras and more!

Scroll down to take a virtual tour of the inside of our store and for our store hours. You can also find us online at www.riversports.com or by giving us a call at 1-800-426-7637.

 


Hours:

Online 24/7 at www.riversports.com

Summer Hours (Apr-Sept):

  • Mon-Fri: 9am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: 9am - 5pm

Winter Hours (Oct - Mar):

  • Mon-Fri: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Sun: Closed

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360 S Camino Del Rio

Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 259-3893
Toll Free: (800) 426-7637

Travel Deals

10% Off Kayak or SUP Rentals at Lake Nighthorse!

10% Off Kayak or SUP Rentals at Lake Nighthorse!Get 10% off your rental at Lake Nighthorse! Visit our on-site rental location and mention this Durango.org coupon for 10% off your rental of any Stand Up Paddle Board, Kayak or Canoe at our on-site lakeside rental location! Does not apply to group rates. Open daily 9am to 5pm weather permitting.

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