In its lower reaches, the San Juan River enters a geological wonderland. It winds around the famous Goosenecks of the San Juan and dives into the bottom of an imposing, deep canyon. Watch the walls rise above you and feel the cares of the outside world drop away. The canyon offers historic sites such as an abandoned mining outpost and an old prospector’s trail that climbs straight up to the canyon rim, boasting views of Monument Valley. Natural wonders, fossils, and secret, fern-draped pools await you up the many side canyons. Government Rapid is the Class III whitewater highlight of the trip, while other Class I and II rapids provide ample opportunity for inflatable kayaking. Rafting the lower San Juan is an excellent float trip for families with young children, or people looking for an incredible and calm wilderness experience.
“This was my very first river rafting trip. My first time camping in over 40 years. But I did it all. A member in our group told me I should win the award for “most out of her element with the most enthusiasm”! The hikes, the kayaking, and the rafting, IT WAS ALL AMAZING. Our guides were awesome and even better cooks. We were very well taken care of. I will 100% do this again. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime and for helping me with my bucket list.” (Cameron and Wendy Marsden)