Surf the San Juan

Ages: 12 - 14
Dates: July 11 - 14 
Tuition: $1,600
Overnights: 3

Challenge Level:  

Join us for a week spent on one of the most unique and spectacular rivers in North America! Located in southern Utah, the San Juan River provides a spectacular location for navigating serene waters, embracing high canyon walls and learning about the rich history of Native cultures. On Monday we’ll drive down to Bluff, Utah where we will launch the San Juan River for a three day, two night river trip with Wild Expeditions. Our expert guides will take us to hidden ruins and ancient rock art sites that are only accessible by water craft. We’ll hear ample stories about Ancestral Puebloan culture and the history of the sacred San Juan before taking out and heading home.  We’ll celebrate with tacos on the way back to Telluride and grant sweet goodbyes to all the wonderful and new friends we’ve made! Join us on this wet and wild adventure with Surf the San Juan!
Program Itinerary

Program Schedule

Monday - Thursday: Program departs on Monday

Monday: Hello, again! Pack up the van and depart for Bluff, Utah. Camp at Sand Island!

Tuesday: Launch the San Juan River with Wild Expeditions! Camp along the shores. 

Wednesday:  Explore hidden ruins and ancient rock art on side hikes led by local guides. 

Thursday: Take-out and celebrate with tacos! Drive home and say goodbye. Thanks for a great program!

*A detailed itinerary will be available on the first day of the program. Schedule subject to change.


*River trips are dependent on water levels, weather and ability  and are subject to change

This is a NEW program!
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A negative COVID-19 test will be required for students attending this program. We are working on our current policies and will send more information about this requirement in the spring.

Important Notes: 
Students will be on the river for most of this program. Though PFDs will be worn on the water, students should be confident swimmers and feel comfortable around moving water.

Attending this program makes you eligible for our 2023 NOLS partnership expedition to ALASKA! Click the logo to learn more about Expedition Academy and our upcoming partnership with NOLS!