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EXHILARATING RIVER THRILLS with White Water Rafting in Telluride

Each year with the arrival of the spring melt, visitors and locals take to the rivers in search of white water rafting excitement. The Telluride area is home to an abundance of scenic waterways offering wet and wild adventures that range from leisurely floating trips to dramatic rides through raging rapids. Experienced guides offer fun rafting trips for riders of all skill levels. Starting just above Telluride in the San Juan Mountains, this free-flowing 72-mile river offers abundant whitewater and beautiful scenery. Age restrictions may apply for rafting tours, so check with your guide before booking a tour.

If you want to skip the tour and take a more leisurely float, rent a paddle board from a local outfitter and head down the San Miguel River along the Valley Floor.

Telluride Outside is our preferred outfitter for your water adventures. For details on tours, pricing, and reservations visit their website and book your adventure today. 


  • Half Day River Trips
  • Historical River Tours
  • Full Day River Trips
  • Self-Guided Rafting 
  • Overnight Rafting Trips
  • Rafting Gear Rentals


  • What time of the year can we go river rafting?

    Because Telluride is a high altitude location, the area gets plenty of snow and many rivers can freeze during the winter. You should expect to get wet during your river rafting adventure, so rafting is definitely a spring and summer sport. The Telluride river rafting season generally opens in late May and runs through October. But, keep an eye on the weather and call our vendor for the most current information.
  • What class of Rapids are offered for river rafting?

     Our trusted vendor, Further Adventures, offers a choice of rafting tours perfect for all ages and skill levels. Enjoy a fun ride through class II and III rapids in the Norwood Canyon. More experienced rafters can take on the technical challenge of action-packed class IV chutes at Deep Creek. And kids of all ages will love the mild historical river float through easy, class I and II rapids on the scenic San Miguel River.
  • Our Concierge team would be more than happy to book any adventure for you, or if you have any additional questions, please call our Concierge team at 970-369-6116. Or email them at
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