Upcoming Local Events
*dates may be subject to change. We will do our best to notify you as soon as we can! We apologize for any inconvenience!
Thursday, February 15th, 6pm – 4Corners Riversports
Kayak Welding Clinic
Got a broken kayak lying around the house or yard? Learn how to weld plastic with the experts, Jack’s Plastic Welding, at 4CRS!
Thursday, March 8th, 6pm – 4Corners Riversports
Inflatable Repair with Jack’s Plastic Welding
Come down to 4CRS to learn to how repair your inflatable the right way with Jack’s Plastic Welding!
Thursday March 22nd, 6pm – 4Corners Riversports
Learn to rig your raft for day trips or multiple week long expeditions with 4CRS.
Wednesday, April 11th, 6:30pm – Maria’s Bookshop
Meet the Author Jonathan Thompson – hosted by Maria’s Bookshop
In his soon-to-be published book River of Lost Souls, Thompson, an award-winning investigative environmental journalist, digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and unearths a litany of impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy development, and fracking in southwestern Colorado. Amid these harsh realities, Thompson explores how a new generation is setting out to make amends.
Thursday, April 12th, 6:30pm – 4Corners Riversports
Lower Animas River Informational Meeting
Have you ever wanted to float the lower Animas River below Durango, but weren’t sure about access, flows, or other potential issues? Longtime Durango paddler Kent Ford is here to help. Kent has spent a ton of time paddling the lower Animas and finding new access points. This is great chance to learn about a hidden 4 Corners area gem that has tons of potential single or multi day options. Check out Kent’s most recent guide here!
Saturday and Sunday April 28th and 29th – 4Corners Riversports
SWAP AND SALE
Each spring, we hold our annual 4CRS Boat Swap & Spring Sale, here at 4Corners Riversports. We fill our parking lot with tons of used kayaks, rafts, canoes, IKs, stand up paddle boards, paddles, PFDs, river gear and more! On an average year, we have well over 100 used boats and thousands of other items that the public brings in to sell at the swap. This is the largest boat swap in the Four Corners area and is your best chance at buying or selling used boats and equipment. We’ll also have all our new boats, boards and gear in the store discounted at 10-50% store wide.
Tuesday, May 1st, 6:30pm – 4Corners Riversports
History of River Running with Sara Porterfield
Sara Porterfield will be talking about the history of river running in the Colorado River Basin and how it spread from the American West to rivers around the world. We’ll also screen a film covering the first descent of Ethopia’s Omo River, which took place in 1973.
Bio: Sara Porterfield’s love of the Colorado River led her to her current life as a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she studies the history of the American West and the Colorado River Basin. Her research looks at the Colorado’s ties to rivers around the world through water development and recreation, a topic inspired by working as a river guide in the Colorado River Basin for more than a decade. When she’s not writing about rivers, you can usually find Sara boating, hiking, or trail running on the Front Range, in the mountains, or in the Utah desert.
Talk Description: Today you can find a whitewater rafting trip almost anywhere you travel around the world, from Chile to Nepal to Croatia. Whether a tourist-friendly half-day float or an epic first descent of Class V+ section, river running has spread around the world. How did boating become such a popular activity, and where did it start? We’ll trace river running’s history in the Colorado River Basin and how it spread from the American West to rivers around the world.
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30pm – 4Corners Riversports
Kayak Outfitting Clinic
Did you just buy a new or used whitewater kayak at the 4Corners swap and sale? Head back down to the shop for an outfitting clinic! Whether your boat is new or old, we can help get it fitted to you.