Come white water river rafting on one of the last free flowing rivers in the USA! As you work your way toward the Dolores and lower elevations, the flora and fauna will change seemingly around each bend.
Norwood Canyon Rafting Trip
- Full Day - 8.5 Hours
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 5-12
Come white water rafting on the San Miguel River!
Rapids: Class II-III+
Come white water river rafting in Colorado, 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.
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.
- Lunch included
- All equipment and gear included
By Plane: There are several airlines with flights into Walker Field, Grand Junction, CO airport from a variety of connecting cities. Cortez, CO is served by United Express from Denver with three flights daily Sunday – Friday and two flights Saturday. It is best to book your air roundtrip from your home city rather than booking from Denver. Arrive in Cortez, CO the day prior to the trip. Dvorak Expeditions will pick you up at your motel on the morning of your trip and transport you to the river put-in point near Telluride, CO, about a one and one-half hour drive. After making your reservation, call to confirm shuttle times.
By Car: You will need to arrive in Placerville, CO (the junction of Hwy 62 and 145, which is the turn off to Telluride) the morning your trip begins. Camping is available in the Telluride Town Park or at various Recreation sites along the San Miguel River. Dvorak Expeditions will send you a map of the exact rendezvous site with your trip confirmation package. PLEASE CONFIRM ALL VEHICLE SHUTTLE ARRANGEMENTS PRIOR TO TRIP MEETING.
- Splash jackets/pants are provided (or you can bring your own)
- Nylon shorts and non-cotton shirt or poly propylene top (fleece top)
- Light water resistant jacket
- Pair of tennis shoes – tie-on preferred (NO sandals) or wet boots
- Wool socks will help keep feet warm in tennis shoes
- Sun glasses with loss protector/keeper, with UV protection
- Sunscreen (you’ll be at over 8000′ altitude – lots of UV exposure)
- Hat for sun protection (tie-on)
- Personal water bottle that can be secured (with a clip)
Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.