Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in Durango, Colorado at Tico Time Resort

Stand up paddleboarding at Tico Time Resort in Durango, CO means gliding across the water and enjoying an amazing day outside! Whether you wobble or glide, it’s a great workout and a lot of fun.

For the uninitiated, standup paddleboarding involves standing on a long, flat board while you use a long paddle to push across the water. First invented in Hawaii, it’s now popular all across the U.S. and around the world. If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out! Standing up on a board gives you a whole new way to enjoy the water.

Stand Up Paddleboard Rental Packages

Whether you’re an old pro or a new SUPer, we’ve got you covered with three different package options:

River Rafting Tour

A family-friendly, two-hour trip on the lower Animas River! After your rafting trip, you’ll get to enjoy more water fun (listed below), including a complimentary SUP board rental.

River Tubing Tour

This one-hour tubing trip down the Animas River is fun for the whole family. After you’ve drifted down the river together, head over to get your complimentary standup paddleboard rental (or to the other activities listed below).

Standup Paddleboard Lessons

We kick things off with a half-hour lesson on a beautiful pond with sandy beaches. You’ll review SUP safety and get training on how to get on your board, the most effective way to paddle, and what to do when you splash into the water. Then, you’ll get set with a complimentary SUP board rental and head out to enjoy the day at the resort!

Water recreation included in every package

No matter which of the three options above you go with, your package will include access to all our water fun, including:

Our 130’ waterslide

Two waterslide jumps

Three ponds with sand beaches

Beach volleyball court and pavillion

Half-mile of Animas River riverfront with sand beaches

River Rafting, River Tubing, and SUP Lessons

About Tico Time Resorts


Tico Time River RV Resort (located south of Durango, Colorado) is a 74-acre RV park on the shores of the Animas River. We bring a Costa Rican flair to outdoor recreation! Relax, play, and have a great time together. Whether you’re here for a music festival, getting together with friends, or on a family vacation adventure, we know you’ll settle into the flow of Tico Time.

Activities here include our adventure course (complete with zip-line), tubing down the Animas River, paddleboarding, playing on the sand volleyball course, throwing a full 18 holes of disc golf, and more. Fire spinner performances, karaoke, dance parties in the pavilion, walk-in movies, and yoga happen regularly around the resort. We’re also a destination for local music festivals, which is when the party really kicks into gear. Come join us!


Tico Time River Resort is located at 20 Road 2050 in Aztec, New Mexico. We’re spitting distance from the Welcome to Colorful Colorado sign, just 20 minutes south of Durango, CO down Route 550.


Come for the day, or come and stay! We offer different options for accommodation on-site, including RV and tent options

Reserve Day Passes

Questions? Contact Us

Contact us via email at [email protected], by phone at (970) 903-0681, or using this form. You can also check out what we’re up to on Facebook and Instagram.