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On The Water

Photo and text by Reid Neureiter

When Coloradans think of outdoor exercise, they often think of hiking, cycling, or skiing. But there is also a thriving rowing community in Denver at the 880-acre Cherry Creek Reservoir southeast of Park Hill. Two rowing clubs are based there. The Mile High Rowing Club focuses on youth and juniors ages 13-18. The Rocky Mountain Rowing Club caters to adults, with practices almost daily beginning at 5:30 a.m. The image above is of rowers from the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club in the early morning hours on Aug. 22. The club is the oldest and largest rowing organization in the Rockies, offering recreational, competitive and instructional programs through November to more than 100 members. The club’s learn-to-row programs start in the spring. Check out additional information at For youth and juniors, information about the Mile High Rowing Club is at

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