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Rafting

The 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks that surround Telluride fill the San Miguel and Dolores rivers in the Summer.  From late may through the end of June the rivers swell with thousands of gallons snow melt, providing class II-III+ whitewater.

San Miguel River

The San Miguel River begins in the San Juan Mountains above Telluride, and after traveling through the Town of Telluride, travels another 80 miles to the confluence with the Dolores River. One of the few remaining ecologically and hydrologically intact river systems in Colorado, the river provides views of scenic canyons and desert before it ends at the Dolores.

Deep Creek to Placerville

6 miles downstream of Telluride, this 12-mile route provides long sections of constant class III rapids and class III+ whitewater. Sawpit Rapid (III) requires straightforward maneuvering with an abundance of eddies.

Specie Creek to Beaver Creek

Just 30 minutes downstream of Telluride, this 9-mile route is ideal for beginning and intermediate rafters, families and groups of mixed ability.

Dolores River

Starting high in the San Juan Mountains, the Dolores River travels approximately 250 miles before it ends at the confluence with the Colorado River in Utah. The most popular routes are below McFee reservoir where the river gains speed as it flows through deep canyons and scenic desert.

Ponderosa Canyon

Bradfield Bridge to Dove Creek Pump Station

The 19 mile, class II-III+, section from Bradfield Bridge to Dove Creek Pump Station features gently sloping canyon walls leading into deeper sandstone canyons. The section is perfect for a day trip, or the start of a multi-day trip to Slickrock.

Dove Creek Pump Station to Slickrock

This 28 mile section from Dove Creek Pump Station to Slickrock provides class III rapids, and Snaggletooth (IV-V) rapid featuring a quarter mile of whitewater.

Slickrock Canyon

Big Gypsum to Bedrock

This section provides goosenecks of sandstone canyons with mostly class II rapids.


Half day rafting trips

Our most popular river trip navigates through pristine riparian habitat along a continuously dropping and winding river. You will travel 7.5 miles through the San Miguel Canyon with constant class II and III rapids. This half day adventure, either morning or afternoon, is packed with action and fun! Ages 6 years old and up.

Gear: Wetsuits, booties, and splash jackets provided.

Snacks:  Cookies, chips and salsa, fruit, juice or sodas provided.

Times
8 AM - 12:30 PM
1 PM - 5 PM

Adults (ages 13 & up)

Starting at $99 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.

Juniors (ages 12 & under)

Starting at $79 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.


Full day rafting trips

Combine the two half day adventures for a full day as we move swiftly along the pristine San Miguel River. Ages 10 years old and up.

Snacks & Meals: All trips include snacks. Full day trips include gourmet riverside prepared picnic.

Gear: Wetsuits, booties, and splash jackets.

Time
8 AM - 5 PM

Adults

Starting at $169 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.

Juniors

Starting at $149 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.


Overnight rafting trips

Experience the wilderness while you enjoy two days on the river with a night along the banks of the San Miguel River. Encounter a variety of wildlife, history, and scenery along this pristine riparian habitat.

Meals: 4 gourmet meals provided.

Gear: Rental sleeping kits are available upon request.

Times
2 days, 8:00 – 5:00PM on the river.

Adults (ages 13 & up)

Starting at $350 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.

Juniors (ages 12 & under)

Starting at $299 per person

Call (970) 728-7433 to book your adventure over the phone.

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