San Miguel Rafting Trip

Rafting fun for all

Far from the hustle and bustle of the capital city of Colorado lies one of the most beautiful towns in all of the country: Telluride. Right outside of Telluride you will find another hidden gem: the San Miguel River. Due to it’s remote location and short river season, we offer only limited launches on the San Miguel, so contact us early if this river is your on your bucket list!

When you go on a San Miguel rafting trip, you’ll experience pristine wilderness as you switch between excited paddling and relaxed floating down the river. You’ll explore the rugged San Juan Mountains as you bond with family and friends. Great for beginners, families, and groups, San Miguel rafting in an experience not to be missed.

Trip Details


Family Class Whitewater: Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up at most water flows. Class II and III rapids.

Crafted For

Multi Day Rafting Trips

Raft Telluride
Available For
  • Multi-Day

During high water flows (usually in June) we may recommend the minimum age is 16-18+. Strong paddling and swimming skills are required for this trip.

14-18+ Years (Suggested)

Raft through the heart of the San Miguel River

Great for everyone

Majestic wildlife

The hidden gem

The perfect mix of adventure and relaxation

What is San Miguel Rafting Like?

San Miguel River rafting is full of class II and a few class III rapids. They’re spaced out, so you can enjoy some relaxed time on the water with your group. As you paddle down this narrow, twisting river you will find gorgeous geology and majestic wildlife. One minute Ponderosa pines will tower over you, and the next you’ll be staring up at high red rock walls.

The rapids provide just enough excitement for the adventure-seekers in your group, without being too intense for first-time rafters. Whether this is your first trip or you tenth, you will enjoy the unique and pristine San Miguel River.

What Else You’ll Find When You Raft the San Miguel River

San Miguel River rafting offers some of the best opportunities in the state to recharge and surround yourself with pristine mountain scenery. When you sign up for our 3-day river expedition, the class II and III rapids will make every day an adventure. What’s more, our certified guides will bring all of the camping equipment for you!

You’ll wake up to the rippling rapids and chirping birds as your certified guide cooks you a satisfying breakfast in the camp kitchen. Then you’ll spend the day soaking in the sun while you paddle down the twists and turns of the river. Enjoy crystal clear waters and a landscape that varies from lush green to rich red rocks.

When you’ve finished your San Miguel Rafting vacation, extend your trip and spend some time in Telluride! Here you can explore more of the beautiful outdoors and get to know the locals in this friendly mountain town.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

The Telluride landscape

  • Mesa Verde Tour
  • Bear Creek Falls
  • Telluride Historical Museum
  • Black Bear Pass
  • Bridal Veil Hike
  • Four-wheeling, ATV tours, and off-road tours
  • Minimum (suggested) age 6 years
  • Great for beginners, families, and groups
  • Class II-III rapids
  • 3-day trip
  • Departs near Telluride, Colorado

If you’re ready to explore this hidden gem, give us a call and we’ll help you organize your San Miguel Rafting trip. Enjoy the pristine mountains and picturesque Telluride on a vacation that you and your family will remember fondly for years to come. At Echo Canyon River Expeditions we are dedicated to making your rafting trip easy to plan and fun to go on.

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Pricing Options

Rafting Trip TypeAdult PricesChild Prices (12 and Under)
San Miguel 3 Day$732$732
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