San Miguel River Rafting

Class I – III | 1-5 day trips

Rio ChamaCome white water river rafting in Colorado with Dvorak Expeditions down the San Miguel River as it winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride, Colorado and Trout Lake in the shadows of 14,000 foot Mount Wilson in the San Juan Mountains to a desert confluence with the Dolores River, 80 miles to its north. With 3 Conservancy-protected preserves along its length, the San Miguel River white water rafting hosts scenic sandstone canyons and mysterious granite passages.  These canyons create an incredible passage way for those river rafting  in Colorado rapids.

As you raft downstream toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the San Miguel’s flora and fauna change around each bend of the river. This is a terrific family trip for rafting Colorado Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel River provide more challenging kayaking and rafting. San Miguel River rafting in Colorado varies in length from 1-5 days are available and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores River and the Colorado River.

SAN MIGUEL RIVER: Norwood Canyon 1 Day (Group) Rafting Tour
San Miguel River Class I – III | 1 day

(One day trip minimum 6+) Call for arrangements: 800 824.3795

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 80 miles north. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend. Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

Duration: 6 hours

From $115 per person | Activity level: EASY

San Miguel River: (CO) Norwood Canyon & Horse Fly Creek 2 Day Rafting Tour
San Miguel River | Family | Class I – III | 2 days

Whitewater Rafting Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): 3 Days Trip begins near the headwaters in Telluride to the confluence near the Dolores @ 50+ miles. (May – July)

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

From $352 per Adult | Activity level: MODERATE

SAN MIGUEL RIVER: (CO) Norwood & Horse Fly Creek 3 Day Rafting Tour
San Miguel River Class I – III | 3 days

Whitewater Rafting Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): 3 Days Trip begins near the headwaters in Telluride to the confluence near the Dolores @ 50+ miles. (May – July)

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

From $512 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

SAN MIGUEL RIVER: (CO) Norwood to The Ledges 4 Day Rafting Tour
San Miguel River Class I – III | 4 days

Whitewater Rafting Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): 3 Days Trip begins near the headwaters in Telluride to the confluence near the Dolores @ 50+ miles. (May – July)

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

From $653 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

SAN MIGUEL RIVER: (CO) Norwood to Dolores Confluence 5 Day Rafting Tour
San Miguel River Class I – III | 5 days

Whitewater Rafting Expeditions on the San Miguel River (CO): 3 Days Trip begins near the headwaters in Telluride to the confluence near the Dolores @ 50+ miles. (May – July)

The San Miguel River winds its way through alpine terrain near Telluride and drops 7,000 ft @ Trout Lake to a desert confluence with the Dolores River 72 miles north. Solid moving water of Class II and III rapids along the Upper San Miguel provide challenging kayaking and rafting. Sandstone canyons vie with granite passages for nature at its best. Some rare riverbank plant life thrives here and as you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores and Colorado Rivers.

NOTE: COLORADO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED on all fishing expeditions!
Special regulations are in effect to protect the fishery which allows only one fish over 16″ and two under 12″ to be kept. Fly and lures only. We encourage everyone to catch and release. A valid fishing license is required. We also set up custom trout fishing trips in other Colorado on some of the best trout rivers in the U.S. (Request more information on these trips). See special fishing sheets for custom trips, type of flies, etc.

Trips varying in length from 1-5 days can be done on the San Miguel and trips of 6-12 days are available by combining the San Miguel with the Dolores.

From $817 per person | Activity level: MODERATE