Glenwood Whitewater Park
America's most fun town
Visit the G-Wave
Looking for a challenge? Enjoy the first whitewater feature built on any stretch of the Colorado River. Glenwood Springs Whitewater Activity Area has become a destination for paddling enthusiasts. It’s most popular with users from May through September. The area gleaned national attention when it was selected as the site for the 2009 U.S. Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials.
The area’s signature feature is a standing wave, also known as a G-wave. Depending on the time of year, flows can range from 4,000 to 22,000 cubic feet per second. Other features include a hole on river left, a smaller standing wave on river right and learning pools for practicing skills. At high water levels, the feature blends to form one very wide wave. Stream navigability is maintained at all flows for river craft with a clean boat passage being far river right.
Know before you go! Check out when the best times are to surf or kayak the G-Wave, or just visit as a spectator based on the Colorado River’s current water flow.
Get the current conditions of the Colorado River below Glenwood Springs, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Water Science Center, as part of the USGS.
View the Glenwood Whitewater Park and Colorado River from ColoradoWebCam.net. The camera has a 50MM zoom lens and is focused on the G-Wave looking west.
2307 Devereux Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601