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Full Day - Telluride Rafting On The San Miguel

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Spend the day on the wild and scenic San Miguel River. Prepare to paddle through a thrilling journey filled with class II-III rapids, each offering an adrenaline-pumping experience against the backdrop of the picturesque red wall canyon.

As you navigate the river's technical features, immerse yourself in the geology shaped by ancient glaciers, marveling at the towering cliffs and rugged terrain that tell a story millions of years in the making. Feel the rush of the icy waters beneath you as you conquer each rapid, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the natural landscape.

But the excitement doesn't end there. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse array of wildlife that call the San Miguel River home. From deer to vibrant birds and playful otters, the river's healthy riparian ecosystem offers endless opportunities for wildlife sightings. And if you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the elusive mountain lion, adding a touch of mystery to your river adventure.

As you journey downstream, discover remnants of the region's rich mining history, with sites from old mining days providing a glimpse into the area's storied past. Marvel at the resilience of the miners who once inhabited these rugged lands, leaving behind a legacy that adds depth to your whitewater experience.

With technical paddling and excellent teamwork, conquer the challenges of navigating around rocks and trees, making every moment on the river an exhilarating test of skill and coordination. Please note that all participants must be strong swimmers in good physical condition, ready to embrace the thrills and spills of this lively river adventure.

Join us for a full day of whitewater rafting on the San Miguel River, where every twist and turn promises an unforgettable journey through one of Colorado's most breathtaking landscapes. With experienced guides leading the way, this is an adventure you won't want to miss.

****Other Important Info

  • Our meet location at Caddis Flats is about 30 minutes from Telluride and is out of service range. Be sure to save your directions in advance!

  • Wetsuits are required through Spring on this trip. We have rentals available!

  • Wear your swimsuit under your clothes when you show up. There are no actual changing rooms at Caddis Flats.

  • If you are rafting in May or June, bring extra layers of fleece or polypropylene for warmth. Wool socks under the wetsuit boots also help keep you warmer.

What's Included

Helmet & PFD
Transportation from Hotel To the meeting point
Optional Add-Ons for Wetsuit, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any previous paddling experience?
You could be new to paddling before rafting the San Miguel, but you will need to be in good physical condition and ready to follow your guide’s commands. The San Miguel is a shallow and narrow waterway, so paddling is required on this trip to help your guide power the raft, and navigate the obstacles and rapids.
When is the best time to raft the San Miguel?
The San Miguel River has a very short season— usually around 6 weeks from June to July. We recommend going as early as possible when the flows are at their peak, usually the first couple weeks of June.
Can I bring my kids on this tour?
Yes, children ages 10 and up are welcome, provided they meet the size and weight requirements. This tour mixes relaxing moments with adventure-packed rapids, so it's important for all participants to know how to swim.
Just how intense are the rapids? I'm looking for adventure but not extreme danger.
Rest assured, the tour strikes the perfect balance! The San Miguel River offers Class II-III+ rapids, from thrilling to more serene stretches. You can expect an adrenaline rush without compromising safety. Our guides are experts at tailoring the experience to the comfort levels of the group, ensuring a thrilling yet secure adventure.
Is the full day Rafting Tour on the San Miguel River suitable for Beginners?
Yes, as long as you have a sense for adventure as this is a hands-on paddling trip! Be ready to navigate with your guide to get down river. All guests must be comfortable around and in the water with basic swimming ability.

Quick Facts


5h 45min

There is no minimum age to participate in this tour.



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