Rafting & Tubing with Pagosa Outside Adventures

Matt Martin - Realtor, Pagosa Springs
All content is created and crafted by Matt Martin, a local realtor with Team M-Squared, Sherpa Real Estate. He guides clients by utilizing unique marketing skills that get listings and offers accepted.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure on the picturesque San Juan River in Colorado? Look no further than Pagosa Outside Adventures, your premier destination for thrilling rafting and tubing experiences. Nestled right across the street from the river, Pagosa Outside Adventures offers a gateway to some of the most breathtaking water adventures in the region.

Rafting the San Juan River:

The San Juan River is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. When you embark on a rafting expedition with Pagosa Outside Adventures, you're in for a treat. Their expert guides will take you on a thrilling journey through Class II and III rapids, ensuring a heart-pounding yet safe experience for adventurers of all levels.

As you navigate the rapids, you'll be surrounded by the rugged beauty of the San Juan National Forest, with its towering pine trees and impressive rock formations. The river's twists and turns will keep you on your toes, making every moment an adrenaline-packed adventure. And don't forget to keep an eye out for local wildlife – bald eagles, mule deer, and even the occasional black bear can be spotted along the banks.

Choose from three different adventures: the Splash & Dash, West Fork or Mesa Canyon.

Splash & Dash:

A scenic relaxing start a few miles upstream from Pagosa prepares you for the fun, splashy rapids of the downtown whitewater park. This Pagosa Springs whitewater rafting trip takes one and a half to two hours, including transportation time to and from the river. Actual time on the water is just under an hour.

This rafting adventure is perfect for anyone who just wants to “test the waters” when it comes to whitewater rafting in Pagosa Springs!

West Fork:

Our favorite whitewater rafting trip in Pagosa offers a busy start through technical boulder-filled rapids and finishes by crashing through the waves of the whitewater park right in downtown Pagosa. The middle part of the trip is a leisurely meandering float through the upper west fork San Juan river valley to relax and enjoy the scenery. The best part is that from the last wave crashing over the boat it is only about 10 minutes back to our shop and your dry, warm clothes. These trips fill up quickly, so book early to reserve your spot!

Mesa Canyon:

The splashy water and gorgeous scenery in Mesa Canyon makes this half-day escape from civilization one of the best Pagosa Springs family activities. Bring water and a snack for the short stop halfway through the canyon. This easy whitewater rafting trip in Pagosa Springs takes three and a half to four and a half hours depending on water levels.

Tubing Season:

Once the river slows down in the warmer months, it's time for a more relaxed water adventure. Pagosa Outside Adventures transforms into the go-to destination for tubing enthusiasts. Tubing on the San Juan River is a laid-back way to soak up the sun and enjoy the serene surroundings. Drift lazily downstream, catch some rays, and cool off in the refreshing waters.

What makes Pagosa Outside Adventures stand out during tubing season is their commitment to customer convenience. They offer free shuttle rides for tubers, making it a hassle-free experience from start to finish. Simply park your vehicle at their location, hop on the shuttle, and they'll drop you off at the launch point. At the end of your tubing adventure, they'll pick you up and take you back to your vehicle, ensuring you have more time to relax and enjoy the river.

So, whether you're seeking the thrill of rafting through exhilarating rapids or prefer a leisurely tubing adventure on the San Juan River, Pagosa Outside Adventures has you covered. With their prime location and exceptional services, your water adventure dreams are just a visit away. Don't miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories on one of Colorado's most scenic rivers – book your adventure with Pagosa Outside today!


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