Whether you are a first-timer looking for paddling instruction, you want to build your skills, or you want to enjoy a safe, exciting trip on flat water or the river, we can tailor a lesson or guided trip to fit your needs.


Interested in learning to kayak but don't know where to start? Let Gradient's experienced instructors get you pointed in the right direction. Our instructors are certified by the American Canoe Association (ACA), which means they teach the most current paddling techniques that translate through paddle sports education centers nationwide.

Wild West Paddle Club


The Wild West Paddle Club was created to introduce youth ages 10 to 18 years old to whitewater kayaking.  WWPC is a nonprofit offering introductory instruction in whitewater kayaking for young, aspiring paddlers.


Our highly skilled volunteer instructors help provide beginners with a safe and fun learning environment as we build skills ranging from the basics to more advanced whitewater skills. Topics covered during our twice weekly summer sessions include an introduction to kayaking equipment, river safety, proper paddling, bracing, eddy turns, bow rescues, reading the river, and more.


Paddle Like A Girl

Hey, ladies! Grab your friends and join us for stand up paddleboarding in a supportive, low-stress environment and enjoy delicious catered appetizers and beverages following our fun on the water. Lead instructor is ACA-certified in SUP development. 

Cost: $40, includes all equipment, instruction, transportation, and refreshments. *$35 if you have your own board and paddle.

What to bring: sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, bathing suit/clothes and shoes that you don’t' mind getting wet, a camera, and a great attitude! 

Minimum enrollment: 4 people per class

Fish On!

The latest craze in paddlesports is kayak fishing. Explore spectacular mountain lakes and paddle out where the big fish are ...Once you try it, we're sure you'll be hooked!

Flat Water Fun

We'll pack a picnic and bring along the binoculars and camera for a great day of sightseeing and flatwater paddling on one of the great mountain lakes in the area. Call the shop for more information or to schedule your outing. Solo and group trips available.

Where's the Whitewater

Already got your roll but looking for some guidance and instruction on moving water up to Class III? Give us a call and schedule a lesson or guided trip on the Shoshone River running right through Cody. We also offer guided duckie trips for those who don't quite have their roll yet or just want a different experience.

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