2018 ACA Open Canoe Nationals

ACA Open Canoe Slalom Nationals
and North American Championships


Slalom and Awards Photos

Colorado is pleased to host the American Canoe Association Open Canoe Slalom Nationals and the Canada/USA North American Championships.

The Arkansas River is one of the best whitewater rivers in Colorado and the entire American West. The Arkansas supports the largest whitewater playground in Colorado and runs from Leadville to Canon City. The race site is within the Arkansas Headwaters, a park that encompasses the Arkansas river and includes state, BLM and National Forest lands and is administered by Colorado State Parks. There are many different runs available along the river including the Numbers, Browns Canyon and the Royal Gorge. The slalom course will be on section known as the Fractions, located below the Numbers and 2 miles north of Buena Vista.

Dates are mid July from Friday the 20th through Sunday the 22nd.

Flow is primarily natural with a portion being dam released. Normal flow for the selected dates varies between 700 cfs and 1100 cfs with the average being 800 cfs.