RENTALS & RESERVATIONS FAQ
Do I Need A Reservation?
We suggest that you make a reservation to guarantee items will be available. Without a reservation, all gear, boats, and boards are rented on a first come, first served basis.
How Do I Make A Reservation?
To make a reservation, book on our website, or call our friendly staff at 719-395-9206.
What Gear Can I Rent From CKS?
Kayaks: Whitewater, flatwater, fishing, hardshell, and inflatables (duckies)
Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): Inflatable flatwater, whitewater, and surfing
Raft: 14', 12', 10'
Raft frame and oars
Paddles: Kayak, SUP, raft
PFDs: Youth (50-90 lbs), adult (all sizes)
Dry-tops and Drysuits
Do You Rent Year Round?
Yes, our full selection is available during the peak season of March-Sept. We do keep a limited fleet during the off-season Oct-March.
Do You Require A Deposit?
We require full payment at the time you place your reservation in order to secure the reservation. All major credit cards are accepted. Rental reservations can be made online, by phone, or in person at CKS Main Street (327 East Main St., Buena Vista).
What If I Damage/Lose The Equipment?
We ask that you return the equipment/gear in the same condition that you received it. Charges for the damage or loss will be based on the cost of repair of each item. CKS Main Street has 24 hours to contact you about the damage of the item after the end of the rental period.
Are There Late Fees?
Rentals are due back on time. Morning rentals are due back at 1pm, afternoon and full day rentals are due back at 6pm. Items returned after 6:15pm will result in an late fee depending on returned time.
Can I Cancel My Reservation?
Our cancellation policy allows cancellations up to 72 hours prior to your reservation. You will receive in-store credit for the full amount of your reservation payment. No cancellations are allowed within 72 hours of your reservation. Please call our friendly staff at 719-395-9206 with any questions.
Do You Transport The Equipment Or Offer A Shuttle Service?
We do not. You are required to transport the equipment to the paddling destination. We suggest that you bring tie downs or cam straps. We sell inexpensive cam straps at the store as well. Our friends at RMOC do offer a shuttle service. You can contact them at 800-255-5784.
Do I Need To Know How To Paddle?
It depends, anyone taking out a whitewater kayak/SUP/raft for use on the river must pass a screening process; CKS Main Street reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
No experience is required for lake kayak/SUP, we do encourage beginners to get out, be safe and have fun.
Do You Offer Paddling Instruction?
CKS Main Street is affiliated with Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center (RMOC). They offer a variety of kayak classes, rafting, rocky climbing, and biking adventures. You can contact them at 719-395-3335.
What Else Do I Need To Secure A Reservation?
A valid Driver's License or passport and a credit card are required.