Piedra River Double Box Trip

Departure Days: June 3rd & June 10th, or any day for a group of 8 or more!
Class: High Water:

Low Water:
II, III & V- Rapids (the Class V+ is usually portaged)

II, III, VI+ Rapids

 Time:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Double the Fun on the Piedra River near Pagosa Springs!

Double the one day fun by combining the Upper and Lower Boxes of the Piedra River for a great combination of technical rafting and the adrenaline rushes of big drop rapids. The river builds intensity as you go down, starting at the headwaters and continuing through Class II, III & IV rapids on this highly restricted and regulated  waterway in Colorado.  

Standard Rafts

15 foot self-bailing rafts rigged as an oar boat with paddle assist. Age: 16 & up
Adventure: High Adventure
Cost: $255* per person

*Additional River/Land Access Fees not included


  • 5:15 PM Evening Prior: Check into our office  to get fitted for thermal wetsuit gear and shuttle to the river for a pre-trip practice swim!
  • Day of Trip: Meet at the Piedra River Store at 9:00 AM or, if arranged prior to your trip, at our Main Office in Durango at 7:30 AM.
  • Shuttle to river for safety orientation and rafting instructions.
  • Hit the river!
  • Bounce and spin off rocks as you enjoy the technical Class II “splashes”.
  • As the river builds in volume and the wilderness area thickens, the splashes become bigger!
  • Tackle the Class IV drops  of “Lone Pine” rapid.
  • Thunder down the drops of “Lime Stone” rapid.
  • Relax, enjoy the breathtaking wilderness & seclusion,and devour a delicious, deli-style lunch riverside.
  • Refueled, get back on the river and start with  Class II & III rapids to warm you up for what is to come!
  • Hit Class IV “Big Drop” rapid.
  • Bounce through more Class II+ rapids.
  • Scout & thread “Eye of the Needle” a big Class IV+ rapid.
  • Don’t forget to take in the beauty surrounding as you paddle down the river!
  • Scout “Son of Mud,” a Class IV+ rapid. At high water, this rapid must be portaged. It simply clears everyone out of the boat!
  • Finish your afternoon with “Climax” rapid, your final Class IV of the day!
  • Take out & shuttle back reflecting on your special day! Arrive at the Piedra River Store 4-5 PM & if returning to Durango 5-6 PM.
* Please note that all itineraries are subject to change due to river conditions.

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