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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sailing is a popular activity on many of Colorado's lakes and reservoirs. Our mild winters often allow sailing enthusiasts to enjoy eight or more months of the sport each year.

Over 16 Colorado lakes and reservoirs offer full-service marinas where you can rent a boat slip on a seasonal basis or take a sailboat out for the day. 

Colorado's Boatable Waters range from the 150-mile-long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area to small mountain lakes and large reservoirs. See the Boatable Waters page for a Google map of ​​Colorado waterways. 

Adult and youth sailing instruction is offered by the Denver Sailing Association, the U.S. Sailing AssociationDillon Junior SailingVictoria Sailing School, and Community Sailing of Colorado

Don't forget to bring the following on your sailing excursions:

  • All required safety equipment for your vessel, including a Personal Flotation Device for everyone on board

  • Bathing suit and towel

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Non-slip, non-black-soled, closed toed shoes

  • Windbreaker and/or sweatshirt