While the San Miguel River is calm and relaxing in the town of Telluride, just down the valley is a whole different experience! Rip through whitewater currents and slip past rocks and debris - all while enjoying the beautiful red rock canyon. The rafting in Telluride is usually best when the snow begins to melt, and the season usually lasts from late-April through June, depending on the weather. Inquire about a trip with the River Club's concierge!

Rafting in Telluride

Nearby Rivers to Raft On

No matter your skill level, you don't have to go far to find adventure on a river while staying in Telluride! Guided tours in Telluride offer half-day, full-day or multi-day overnight stays on all of the local waterways. 

  • San Miguel River (upper and lower) - Class II and III just down the valley from Telluride
  • Dolores River - Class II, III, and IV just outside Telluride
  • Gunnison River - Class I-IV action 1.5 hours from Telluride for experienced rafters
  • Upper Animas - Class II-V near Silverton for the more adventurous river rats