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Colorado whitewater, San Juan River

Archuleta county, Pagosa Springs Town Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     1 miles
  The Pagosa Springs Town Run section of San Juan River is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Durango, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Colorado scenery and the water flowing gracefully down San Juan River attract people from near and far. No need to look hard for hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.
    Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in
nature will make you glad you came. The Pagosa Springs Town Run stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The San Juan and Jemez Mountains scenery is wonderful. This is an extremely short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours  
on the river in one stretch. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Pagosa Springs is an inspiring spot to take a look at while here. On a magnificent day at San Juan River you can take a hike along the Fourmile Stock Trail, and a short tour to Hot Springs is always worthwhile. This is such a great river. While you're here at San Juan River you can take a hike along the Rainbow Trail, and you could always look at Horse Gulch. You'll meet a lot of folks from Pagosa Springs here. San Juan River is pretty dry commonly.

San Juan River, Pagosa Springs Town Run 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 San Juan River.
 Whitewater Near San Juan River:
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 13.4 miles long (Pagosa to Trujillo Road)
San Juan River, Archuleta County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Pagosa Springs Town Run)
Whitewater Outfitter - Canyon REO, Archuleta County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Pagosa Rafting Outfitters, Archuleta County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - AAA Pagosa Outside, Archuleta County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Rio Blanco, Archuleta County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Highway 84 to San Juan River)
San Juan River - East Fork, Archuleta County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4 miles long (East Fork to 160 Bridge)
Wolf Creek, Mineral County, 13 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.25 miles long (Downstream from Highway 160 Bridge)
Navajo River, Rio Arriba (NM) / Archuleta County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Lower 25 miles to San Juan confluence)
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 , 18 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 54 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 60 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 , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Monarch, Colorado , 83 miles away, 1162 foot drop, 7 lifts, 63 runs
Pajarito Mountain, New Mexico , 87 miles away, 1410 foot drop, 7 lifts, 37 runs
Irwin Lodge, Colorado , 88 miles away, 2100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 15 runs
Crested Butte, Colorado , 90 miles away, 2775 foot drop, 16 lifts, 121 runs
 Hotels Near San Juan River:
Elkwood ManorLuxury Bed Breakfast, Pagosa Springs , 0 miles away
The Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 0 miles away
Springs Resort And Spa, Pagosa Springs , 0 miles away
Quality Inn Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 0 miles away
Alpine Inn Of Pagosa Springs, Pagosa Springs , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Juan River:
San Juan Trailer Park and Motel, Pagosa Springs, 0 miles away
The Last Resort RV Park and Campground, Pagosa Springs, 2 miles away
Pagosa Riverside Campground, Pagosa Springs, 2 miles away
 Trails Near San Juan River:
Rainbow Trail, Mineral , 8 miles away
Fourmile Stock Trail, Archuleta , 9 miles away
Martinez Creek Trail, Archuleta , 9 miles away
Fourmile Stock Trail, Archuleta , 10 miles away
Mill Creek Stock Drive, Archuleta , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Juan River:
Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico , 37 miles away
Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico , 37 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park, New Mexico , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near San Juan River:
Pagosa Springs Golf Club, Pagosa Springs , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near San Juan River
Opal Lake, Archuleta , 18 miles away
Capote Lake, Archuleta , 18 miles away
Williams Creek Reservoir, Hinsdale , 20 miles away

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