San Juan River Rafting

Starting From

$849/person

Number of days

4

Start Location

Bluff, UT

End Location

Bluff, UT

Group Size

4-25

Difficulty

2/5

Operated by

O.A.R.S.

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Rafting the San Juan River in southeastern Utah offers the ultimate outdoor family vacation with easy paddling and hiking. The river is a place of surreal beauty and vibrancy, hundreds of millions of years in the making. 

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O.A.R.S.

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A calm, congenial stretch, rafting the San Juan combines a relaxing float trip livened up by fun Class II rapids. Kids and adults love the terrific hiking opportunities and the warm water. A bottomless archeological treasure chest, this area encases numerous remnants of ancient civilizations. Lined with vivid pictographs and petroglyphs, Ancestral Puebloan ruins, and Moki Steps--carved into near-vertical sandstone over 800 years ago--the San Juan is an enormous natural museum locked within a labyrinth of dramatic red rock canyons. Twisting and turning through one of the most convoluted canyons in the Colorado Plateau, the Goosenecks of the San Juan zigzag over seven miles in an airline distance of just two miles. End your day relaxing in warm pools and beach camping under the desert stars.

  • Easy floating on calm water & gentle rapids
  • Impressive Native American cliff dwellings & well-preserved rock art
  • Raft the extraordinary zigzagging Goosenecks of the San Juan
  • Warm water that's perfect for swimming & water fights
  • Pristine camps, beach games & delicious meals

Gather at Recapture Lodge in Bluff, Utah and meet your guides for a scenic drive to Sand Island. Hike at Butler Wash to view petroglyphs and Moki Stairs carved into the cliffs 800 years ago. Spend some time getting to know the river in a raft or a playful inflatable kayak. Camp on pristine sand beaches with riverside feasting beneath the stars. Campfires, music, stories and jokes, swimming, Frisbee or a nature walk. Hike to River House, one of the most impressive Native American cliff dwellings found on any river in North America. Travel over the famous Mormon Trail and cross the Comb Ridge monocline. Hike to the Mule Ear diatreme before our whitewater descent of Four-Foot Rapid, Eight-Foot and Ledge Rapids. Enjoy views of Monument Valley, float past Mexican Hat and enter the Mendenhall Loop. Pass exquisite works of water and rock like the Tabernacle and Second Narrows.

March - July

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