Save the Colorado Fundraiser: San Juan River 5 Days


Gary Wockner, PhD | Executive Director, Co-Founder, and Board Chair of Save the Colorado

Join Gary, an award-winning international environmental activist, writer and board member of Waterkeeper Alliance, on this unique San Juan whitewater rafting trip to benefit Save the Colorado.  Gary co-founded the Save the Colorado River movement, which works to protect and restore the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Gary Wockner
Gary Wockner at the oars


Save The Colorado focuses on fighting proposed dams and other irresponsible water projects, works to mitigate climate change, supports our waterways and fish species restoration, and removes outmoded dams and diversions. On this special departure, approximately 40% of your trip cost will go to supporting the organization.

This 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.

San Juan Rafting
Interesting geologic formations make up the canyon walls of the San Juan River


A calm, congenial river, the San Juan offers a relaxing rafting trip through a red rock labyrinth livened up by paddling fun, easy rapids. This is a chance to explore one of the most complex canyons in the Colorado Plateau as you zigzag over seven miles through the impressive Goosenecks of the Lower San Juan, where dramatic walls tower up to 1,000 feet in places. The stunning sights don’t end there. As you head downstream you’re treated to glimpses of other rocky wonders like Cedar Mesa, Cowboy Hat and Eagle Rock, Native American ruins hidden atop cliffs, bighorn sheep grazing along the shore and brilliant star-filled desert skies. And just when you think the San Juan River can’t get any better, a stop to explore Slickhorn Gulch provides a refreshing dip in natural plunge pools and other hidden surprises nestled in this beautiful side canyon.

Rafting on the San Juan River in south-eastern Utah


Learn more about the San Juan River

Things to know: Before You Go
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