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San Juan River Rafting in Utah

4 Days from $799
Trip Highlights
  • Gentle, warm water
  • Exquisite views of Monument Valley
  • Impressive Native American cliff dwellings and well-preserved rock art
  • Camp on pristine, secluded beaches
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)

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The season runs March - July.

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Departure Dates

March 16, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24


Adult: $899* to $999
Youth: $799* to $899

*Premiere Pricing! Available when you're one of the first four people to book by March 31, 2016.

Deposit: $250

Additional Costs: $20 per person BLM Special Area Fee
Sleep Kit $40 | Tent included

River Rating Minimum Age
Class II4 (7 during high water)
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San Juan River Rafting in Utah - Overview

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A rafting journey down the Class II San Juan River in Utah takes you to a place of surreal beauty and vibrancy, hundreds of millions of years in the making. Join us for four days of outdoor adventure in southeastern Utah.

A calm, congenial river, the San Juan offers a relaxing float trip by raft livened up by paddling the San Juan's fun easy rapids. Kids and adults will love the terrific local hiking opportunities and Utah's warm weather and warm water. A bottomless archeological treasure chest, the San Juan area in southeastern Utah contains copious remnants of ancient civilizations. Lined with vivid pictographs, ancient art, cave dwellings and ruins including the Moki Stairs, carved by the region’s Native American tribes over 800 years ago, the San Juan area is a veritable natural museum locked within a labyrinth of dramatic red rock canyons. The Goosenecks of the San Juan zigzag over seven miles through one of the most complex canyons in the Colorado Plateau over an airline distance of just two miles. End your day relaxing in the warm pools of the San Juan River and beach camping under the desert stars.

San Juan Rafting - Itinerary at a Glance

  • We begin our day with a short drive from Bluff to our put-in at Mexican Hat, where we meet our guides and begin a peaceful float for a few hours
  • As the signs of civilization disappear as we are enveloped in the magnificent canyons of the San Juan
  • We enter the Mendenhall Loop, the beginning of the famous Goosenecks of the San Juan. Winding back and forth, we pass exquisite works of water and rock like the Tabernacle and the Second Narrows
  • Our days begin as the morning light turns the cliff walls the colors of sunrise.  Fresh coffee and tea are waiting for us and breakfast is served – omelets made to order, blueberry pancakes, sizzling bacon, fresh fruit, toast and juice
  • We’re treated to glimpses of rocky wonders like Cedar Mesa, Cowboy Hat and Eagle Rock
  • Watch for bighorn sheep near the water and Native American ruins hidden atop cliffs
  • The river delivers plenty of excitement with rapids such as Ross, Government and Slickhorn
  • Take a much-needed swim in the natural plunge pools of Slickhorn Gulch
  • Reaching the Clay Hills boat ramp we unload and transfer back to Bluff

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“I thought the landscape was breathtaking, and very well described in your brochure. From the description, I had a sense of the pace, and the type of the scenery, and I thought you captured it very well. The guides were amazing- very competent at all of their jobs- from boatmen/ women to naturalist guides to cooks to entertainment leaders. I felt both safe and comfortable, and their enthusiasm for the out of doors was contagious. I am not an outdoors type person as a rule, and I felt they were very patient with us all- laid back without being uninvolved. Kudos to all of them. I wish the trip had lasted longer!”
Gwendolyn Parker ~ Norwalk, VA

“We were so impressed with the San Juan raft trip and your employees that we felt you definitely needed to know about it. First of all, we cannot imagine anything the four guides could have done to make the trip any more enjoyable.They were friendly, fun, and entertaining. Group dynamics helped to make this trip enjoyable. The hikes were great. Meals were outstanding.”
Joe and Sharon Wylie ~ Ione, CA

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Month High Low Water
March 61° 30° 50°
April 71° 38° 52°
May 81° 46° 55°
June 91° 54° 62°
July 96° 61° 70°

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

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