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Colorado whitewater, Navajo River

Rio Arriba (NM) Archuleta county, Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     25 miles
  The Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence stretch of Navajo River in Colorado is 25 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Colorado and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. The average Colorado whitewater
    rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. A good workout and spending some
quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. If you're coming from Durango it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater paddling here in the San Juan and Jemez Mountains is a great experience. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Lower  
25 miles to San Juan confluence section is one of them. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Navajo River you will meet lots of people from nearby Dulce. Going for a hike along the Blanco River Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Navajo River gets very little rainfall. During the month of August you get the most rain around here while June is regularly the driest month. High temperatures at Navajo River during the summer are in the 80's; the night is rather colder of course, frequently in the 40's.

Navajo River, Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Navajo River.
 Whitewater Near Navajo River:
Rio Blanco, Archuleta County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Highway 84 to San Juan River)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba (NM) / Archuleta County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon REO, Archuleta County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.4 miles long (Pagosa to Trujillo Road)
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Pagosa Springs Town Run)
Whitewater Outfitter - Pagosa Rafting Outfitters, Archuleta County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - AAA Pagosa Outside, Archuleta County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Navajo River, Rio Arriba County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Chromo Colorado to Colorado Border)
San Juan River - East Fork, Archuleta County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (East Fork to 160 Bridge)
Wolf Creek, Mineral County, 25 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.25 miles long (Downstream from Highway 160 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Navajo River:
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 28 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 62 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 63 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 65 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 74 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 75 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 77 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 94 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
 Hotels Near Navajo River:
Quality Inn Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 13 miles away
The Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 13 miles away
Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 13 miles away
Elkwood ManorLuxury Bed Breakfast, Pagosa Springs , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Navajo River:
Acres Green RV Park, Pagosa Springs, 8 miles away
Blanco River Campground, Archuleta County, 10 miles away
Wolf Creek Valley Campground, Pagosa Springs, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Navajo River:
Blanco River Trail, Archuleta , 13 miles away
Leche Creek Trail, Archuleta , 17 miles away
Mill Creek Stock Drive, Archuleta , 17 miles away
Fourmile Stock Trail, Archuleta , 19 miles away
V Rock Trail, Archuleta , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Navajo River:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 69 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico , 27 miles away
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 27 miles away
Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Navajo River:
Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Pagosa Springs , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Navajo River
Opal Lake, Archuleta , 19 miles away

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