Summertime SUP on Horsetooth Reservoir

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There is a reason why stand up paddleboarding has grown exponentially in popularity over the last couple of years… it is addictively fun. After my first time on a stand up paddleboard, I was hooked! I could easily spend hours on the water paddleboarding, especially in a gorgeous area. Which is why I love to SUP on Horsetooth Reservoir!


Our Favorite Place to SUP in Colorado

Horsetooth Reservoir, northwest of Ft. Collins, is my FAVORITE place to SUP (so far). We made our first trip to Horsetooth a few weekends ago, and lucked out by finding a great, newly opened, SUP rental company near Santanka Cove.


Board Rentals

Paddle Board Rental at the Comedy Overlook has the lowest prices in the area – only $15 for an hour. And they were the nicest people to work with! They even snap a photo of you before you go exploring, which is a really nice touch and a great memory! Plus, they have specials on weekdays for extra savings.

Photo courtesy: Paddle Board Rental at The Comedy Overlook

What to Expect

SUP is an easy way to explore a new area and a great workout! Luckily, paddling through the gorgeous coves of Horsetooth Reservoir is so much fun you may even forget you are burning calories. There are also lots of places to chill on the water or do some yoga if you need to catch your breath. And there are even some spots to pull off and have a picnic.


You should definitely give SUP a try if you haven’t yet. I have zero coordination, so if I can do it, anyone can! And summer is the perfect time to SUP in Colorado. You can soak up some rays, then take a dip in the cool mountain water when you get too hot. Happy summertime exploring, friends!


Have you tried stand up paddleboarding? Renting a SUP on Horsetooth Reservoir is the perfect summertime activity in Colorado. Nothing is better than getting out on the lake on a warm summer day!#colorado #hike #fortcollins #paddleboarding #horsetoothreservoir
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Brooke travels full-time with her husband Buddy while working as a freelance writer and editor. In addition to writing content for to pair with Buddy's great photos and videos, she also contributes to other blogs and publications. When not traveling, hiking or writing, most of her time is spent working as the Editor of Winnebago's lifestyle blog,, where she gets the privilege of working with a very talented group of contributors. Brooke and Buddy also house/pet sit while traveling as a way to spend time with animals and really get to know a new area.


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