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Colorado whitewater, San Juan River

Archuleta county, Pagosa to Trujillo Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     13.4 miles
 
I am a guide on the San Juan here and wanted to correct the info about this run. The put in is behind a place called malt shoppe and the Lat/Long of it is: 37. 269902, -107. 001559

The take out after Mesa Canyon is where Trujillo Rd gets close to the river on R Left @ 37. 125988, -107. 051072

These are the closest Public put in & take out to the Lat/Long given on the site. Happy Raftin! Says Dennis Jones

Whitewater
    rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The starting location is a short drive from Durango, if you're not familiar with the area
there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Archuleta County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. The Pagosa to Trujillo Road section of San Juan River in Archuleta County is 13.4 miles long and is  
according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Pagosa to Trujillo Road section is just one of them. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The river winds through the San Juan and Jemez Mountains and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
Stinking Springs Canyon is a tremendous place to spend some time at, and you can have a great hiking adventure along the Martinez Creek Trail.

San Juan River, Pagosa to Trujillo Road road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near San Juan River.
 Whitewater Near San Juan River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon REO, Archuleta County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.4 miles long (Pagosa to Trujillo Road)
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Pagosa Springs Town Run)
Whitewater Outfitter - Pagosa Rafting Outfitters, Archuleta County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - AAA Pagosa Outside, Archuleta County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Blanco, Archuleta County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Highway 84 to San Juan River)
San Juan River - East Fork, Archuleta County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (East Fork to 160 Bridge)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba (NM) / Archuleta County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence)
Wolf Creek, Mineral County, 17 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.25 miles long (Downstream from Highway 160 Bridge)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Chromo Colorado to Colorado Border)
 Ski Areas Near San Juan River:
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 21 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 55 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 55 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 59 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 69 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 85 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 86 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 91 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 93 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
 Hotels Near San Juan River:
Quality Inn Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 3 miles away
The Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 3 miles away
Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 3 miles away
Elkwood ManorLuxury Bed Breakfast, Pagosa Springs , 3 miles away
Alpine Inn Of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Juan River:
Wolf Creek Valley Campground, Pagosa Springs, 1 miles away
The Last Resort RV Park and Campground, Pagosa Springs, 3 miles away
San Juan Trailer Park and Motel, Pagosa Springs, 3 miles away
 Trails Near San Juan River:
Fourmile Stock Trail, Archuleta , 10 miles away
Martinez Creek Trail, Archuleta , 10 miles away
Blanco River Trail, Archuleta , 11 miles away
Fourmile Stock Trail, Archuleta , 11 miles away
Piedra Stock Trail, Archuleta , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Juan River:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 70 miles away
Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico , 35 miles away
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 35 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near San Juan River:
Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Pagosa Springs , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near San Juan River
Capote Lake, Archuleta , 16 miles away
Opal Lake, Archuleta , 19 miles away

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