Telluride Rafting on the San Miguel River

Half Day, 1-Day, 2-Day & 3-Day River Rafting Trips Near Telluride, Colorado
San Miguel River Information
Location: 20 minutes from Telluride, 40 minutes from Ouray
Adventure Level: Rafting: Intermediate
Class: Upper Section: Constant Class II with intermittent Class III Lower Section: Class II Rapids
Season: May – Late July
Restrictions: Upper Section: Ages 10 and up Lower Section: Ages 8 and up
Current Water Levels
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Telluride Rafting / San Miguel River Description:

Immerse yourself in one of Colorado’s least known and most spectacular rivers! San Miguel River rafting will thrust you into a world of forested red-rock walls, fast paced splashes and outdoor adventure. The San Miguel River’s narrow twisting waterway leaves you with memories of smiling faces, incredible scenery, rolling rapids and deluxe camping (if you opt for the most popular multi-day options). Located just minutes from Telluride, 45 minutes from Ouray, and on the infamous San Juan Sky Way, San Miguel whitewater rafting and its demanding paddling is an adventure not to be missed! Relax and share in the splendor of a guided Telluride rafting trip on our two or three day San Miguel River trip. The Norwood Canyon section brings  rolling rapids with paddling breaks, allowing you time to embrace the scenery. Camp in the isolated wilderness section under towering Ponderosa Pines while listening to the crackling camp fire and the rippling waves.

Class II & III not enough to satiate your taste for adventure? Try your hand at the Class IV’s on the Upper Piedra! Want to experience a family friendly multi-day trip for the younger kiddos? The Colorado River is perfect!

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Telluride Rafting / San Miguel Trip Options

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San Miguel Three Day Rafting Trip

Travel from alpine mountains to the desert in 3 days!

Meet: 9:45am

Return: 3:00pm

Cost: $545* per person

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San Miguel Two Day Rafting Trip

Because you deserve to getaway in this canyon!

Meet: 9:45am

Return: 3:00pm

Cost: $425* per person

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San Miguel One Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy beautiful red rock and splashes on this fast-flowing one day trip!

Meet: 9:45am

Return: 3:00pm

Cost: $149* per person

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San Miguel Afternoon Half Day Rafting Trip

Relax on the milder & more secluded section of the San Miguel!

Meet: 12:45pm

Return: 3:00pm

Cost: $96* per person

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San Miguel Morning Half Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy constant Class II splashes with intermittent Class III rapids!

Meet: 9:45am

Return: 12:15pm

Cost: $96* per person

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*Additional River/Land Access Fees not included. Meet location: Caddis Flats BLM Campground.

Telluride Loding Option

Telluride Condo Rental

Enjoy a 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo with full kitchen, living room, & garage!

Cost: Starting at $225/night depending on season

Additional Info: 2 night minimum, cleaning fee and taxes additional.

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San Miguel Whitewater Rafting Trip Highlights:

  • Red rock walls with contrasting green forested pines
  • Constant fast paced action in swift moving current making it possible to cover up to 20 miles/day
  • Narrow, twisting canyons and waterway
  • Diverse ecosystem – alpine setting to the desert
  • Great scenic trip for ages 8 and up (10 on the upper section)

Special Ways We Care for You on the San Miguel River:

  • Smaller group sizes for a more pristine experience
  • Spot communication for added safety when inside the remote sections
  • Quality trip leaders with an average of 2,000 river miles of experience (Colorado only requires 750 miles)
  • Different boat options for various water levels and adventure desires
  • Free helmets and free splash jackets
  • Wetsuit rentals available
  • Small guide to customer ratio averaging 1 to 4 (6 max)

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