Guided Rafting Trips

Choose your rafting trip

Lower San Miguel Half-day

8:00 am - noon
1:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Pricing from $125

Upper San Miguel Half-Day*

8:00 am - noon
1:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Pricing from $135

*Upper river trips require high water levels and are typically offered only in June.

Rafting the San Miguel

The San Miguel is an absolute blast for rafters of any experience level! Running the San Miguel requires constant maneuvering and excellent teamwork. Grab a paddle and jump in the raft! Telluride Outside has been rafting the San Miguel for 38 years. Raft with the most experienced guides in Telluride!

Lower San Miguel

Lower River 1/2 Day (class II-III whitewater): Half day trips on class II-III water are available from late May through mid-July or early August most years. Our popular "Lower River" trip launches just thirty minutes downstream from Telluride at Specie Creek and runs 9 miles to the Beaver Creek river access. This section features class II-III whitewater, ideal for beginning and intermediate rafters, families and groups of mixed ability. Our age limit for this trip is 6 years/50lbs. Capacity per boat is 6 paddlers.

Upper San Miguel

Upper River 1/2 Day (class III-III+ whitewater): Our "Upper River" 1/2 day trip launches near Deep Creek, just 6 miles downstream from Telluride, and runs approximately 10 miles west to our take-out site just below Placerville. At higher water flows, this is more intense whitewater than the lower run, with long sections of constant class III rapids and occasional class III+ whitewater. Our age limit for the upper river is 10 years. All participants must be strong swimmers in excellent physical condition.

Rafting Pricing

Per Guest
Lower San Miguel$125
Upper San Miguel$135

FAQs/advice from our experts

Varies yearly, but generally late May through mid-July.  A short season ends in late June while a long season ends in the first week of August.  [SEASONALITY CHART]