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Telluride Rafting on the San Miguel River

Quick Details

Half-Day per person
$139

Experience the Unmatched Beauty of the San Miguel River in Telluride (May through June) 

Join us on a “Half-Day” raft trip down the San Miguel River in Telluride, CO. In the spring and early summer (May-June), this snow-melt-fed river plunges from the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains and pulsates through San Miguel and Norwood canyons. The contrast between the lush riparian ecosystem and the brilliant red sandstone canyon is undeniably unique.

Starting just 5 miles Northwest of Telluride, the full length of the San Miguel River contains 40 miles of uninterrupted class I-III (IV) whitewater. The tour will be approximately 10 river miles. Our small maneuverable raft offers the most dynamic ride on the San Miguel River. We provide your group with the best equipment and the most experienced guides on a trip down one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers in Colorado. You’re sure to be inspired by the narrow twisting waterway and towering red-rock walls of this Colorado jewel!

Itinerary (10 River Miles) Half-Day Trip

  • Select from our tour times listed
  • Meet at M&M Mercantile 20 minutes BEFORE the start time to meet up with the guides, keep in mind we have NO cell phone coverage and we leave promptly at the start time.
  • Drive about 15 minutes to the river access point
  • Use restrooms and change into the gear you rented (wetsuits and splash gear are highly recommended)
  • Raft the San Miguel for about 3 hours with a riverside snack (on water times vary due to river flows)
  • End the tour and get shuttled back (about 4 hours after you started) to your car at the M&M Mercantile
  • Tip the guide if you enjoyed the ride! Cash is king for cellphone coverage for Venmo is spotty.

What We Provide

  • Safety orientation
  • PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), a.k.a. life jackets — Sorry, no personal PFDs allowed.
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Raft guide
  • Water
  • Snacks

What to Bring

  • Sturdy footwear like old tennis shoes — We also rent river shoes.
  • Please, no flip flops or sandals
  • Day trips do not have storage. Please leave all personal items in a hotel room or vehicle.