Once the ice has melted in the Breckenridge high-country, it’s hard to find a still body of water without witnessing stand up paddle boarding in Breckenridge, also know as SUPing. With rental locations throughout Breckenridge, SUPers flock to areas like Maggie Pond or nearby Lake Dillon to feed their need for floating freely among the mountains.
Where Can I go Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Breckenridge?
SUP Yoga At the Maggie Pond
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is fun, challenging and relaxing all wrapped up in an inspiring experience on the water. SUP yoga is accessible to everyone willing to step out of their comfort zone and practice yoga on a floating surface. The calm water at Maggie Pond makes it an ideal place for families and first-timers to try paddle boarding, plus it has incredible views of the Tenmile mountain range. Meta Yoga Studios, Bhava Yoga and the Breckenridge Recreation Center all offer SUP classes on the Maggie pond and Lake Dillon throughout the Summer months of June, July and August. Pre-registration is required for all classes as our classes fill up quickly. Private classes are also available- perfect for family trips or bachelor/bachelorette parties!
The Maggie Pond is located at the base of Peak 9 near Main Street Station, and is a continuation of the Upper Blue River as it begins its flow through downtown Breckenridge. It’s an easy walk from Main Street and a perfect way to spend an hour (or two, or three) of your day.
- WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes (yoga attire is very appropriate) and bring along sun protection (sunscreen, hat and sunglasses), a towel, clothing layers and a re-usable water bottle. There will be space on shore to keep your belongings and shoes in a safe and secure space. Board rental is included or BYOB for a cheaper price.
If you’re just looking to try out SUPing without the yoga, you can also rent board at Alpine or Charter Sports, located right in the Village near Maggie Pond.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking on Lake Dillon
Lake Dillon is another popular SUPing and kayaking location with several beach access points, including from the Frisco and Dillon Marinas. Both Marinas offer paddle board and kayak rentals which include a demonstration of paddle boarding technique if needed. If you have your own board or kayak, you can launch at either marina or one of the many beach access points around the lake.
- Local’s Tip: Go early in the morning or in the evening for sunset- the water is calmer with less boat traffic and wind.