Mountain Sports Kayak School
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Mountain Sports Kayak School has been serving northwest Colorado with top quality kayak instruction since 1980.  Our most popular program is structured for those who have never kayaked before or have tried kayaking a few times.  Many of our guests have either owned their own or rented a sea kayak or sit on top kayak. This 3 hour program is a great way to experience river kayaking for you and your family.  All equipment and kayaks are provided.   In addition other clinics and lessons are offered throughout the spring, summer and fall.  Check this website for additional information.

We also carry the biggest selection of quality whitewater and touring kayaks.  Our large inventory of new and used boats gives you the opportunity to try out and compare many different models.  In addition we carry all the gear you need for paddling - fron paddles, life jackets, spray skirts, roof racks, clothing to books, videos and hardware.  We take time to educate our customers about different boat design and uses.  Correct boat fits are our specialty and we know all the great places to boat in the area.  Please stop by our shop at 800 South Lincoln between town and the mountain in Steamboat Sprnigs, Colorado.



     Barry Smith. the owner, has been exploring rivers and canyons most of his life.  He has been featured in magazines and on “National Geographic Explorer”, kayaking the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and the Hvita River Gorge in Iceland.  He is also a fully certified Alpine and Nordic Examiner for the Rocky Mountain Region and is a former PSIA Demo Team Member.

            Barry’s knowledge and patience along with his excellent ability to coach and instruct will enhance your kayaking experience!


Come join Barry and his staff for a class!


For More Information and Reservations

CALL 970-879-8794

Or see us in our shop at

800 South Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, Colorado between town and the mountain


We carry a full line of Whitewater – Touring  - Recreational Kayaks – and all the gear


P. O. Box 1198, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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