Adult Inflatable Kayak
This inflatable kayak class allows participants to get on the water fast! Our inflatable kayaks are a relatively stable boat for participants new to river running. This allows our IK classes to spend time on the river beginning on Day 1.
Day 1 will begin with a briefing on basic river features and river safety. Then we will assign gear, and cover the basics of fitting and caring for whitewater gear. From there we will head straight to the Animas River! We will start on a slow moving, flat section, and introduce the basics of the forward stroke, draw stroke, and sweep stroke. We will use these skills while running some small, fun whitewater. We can then introduce water reading and river maneuvers such as the ferry, peel out, and eddy turn.
Day 2 will begin by heading straight to the Animas. We will be able to run a longer, and slightly more challenging section than the day before. While we travel down river, we will continue to refine our strokes and river maneuvering. All gear, transportation, and lunches will be provided with this class.
The Southwest can have very sudden and unpredictable changes in weather. All classes run rain or shine, unless there are weather related safety concerns. All programs may be changed at our discretion.To keep our classes affordable, we must fill a program with a minimum amount of participants. We reserve the right to cancel the program if the minimum amount of participants is not met. A full refund will be provided if a class is cancelled, and you will be notified no later than 48 hours before the beginning of the class.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please do so 48 hours or more before the beginning of the class. Cancellations within 48 hours of the beginning of the program are non- refundable. If you wish to reschedule within 48 hours before the beginning of the program, we can provide a 50% credit towards the rescheduled class.
Thank you for signing up with 4Corners Paddle School! If you have any other questions feel free to call us at 970-259-3893.