A couple kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park has always been an excellent place for people seeking adventure. The park’s beautiful and undisturbed setting makes it a haven for all types of outdoor activities, and kayaking is no exception. There are many great places to go kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and Black Canyon Inn has you covered with all the local insights. Continue reading our complete guide on kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

The Best Locations for Kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park has something for everyone. In fact, every lake in Rocky Mountain National Park allows kayaking beside Bear Lake, so there are plenty of options available to you. If you favor a tranquil experience, we recommend Sprague Lake. This beautiful lake is the perfect setting for some light paddling, offering breathtaking views of Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak. Keep an eye out for elk and other wildlife that frequent the area.

Lily Lake is another stellar kayaking spot. On Lily Lake, you’ll take in views of Estes Cone, as well as Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak, the two highest peaks in the entire park. If you’re an angler, bring your pole as catch and release fishing is a popular activity on the lake, and kayak fishing is a fun way to enjoy the area’s plentiful fishing opportunities. 

Of course, there are plenty of other areas great for kayaking in Rocky Mountain National Park. After all, the park has 156 lakes. Don’t be afraid to explore on your own and charter your own path; just be sure to stay off of Bear Lake. 

Estes Park Kayak Rentals

If you have a kayak, feel free to bring it to Rocky Mountain National Park. However, if you don’t have your own, don’t worry; you can still experience the magic of kayaking in the park with a kayak rental. While kayak rentals aren’t offered in Rocky Mountain National Park, there are several places nearby that will equip you with everything you need. Lake Estes Marina is a good option, though you should keep in mind that they close by mid-September. 

Stay in a Vacation Rental Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Stay close to all of the exciting kayaking opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park with a vacation rental from Black Canyon Inn. Not only do we offer condo rentals in Estes Park, but also a rustic log cabin. No matter which accommodations you decide on, you can feel good knowing you’re renting a great place to rest up after a long day of kayaking. Please book your rental online or call us at 970-586-8113.