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Utah whitewater, San Juan River

Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     56 miles
  The Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing stretch of San Juan River in -blank- County is 56 miles long and is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has
    a pretty small number of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Now
this is a pretty long section, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The nature scenery of -blank- County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
A spree to San Juan River wouldnít be complete without a spree to close by Goosenecks State Park, and on a good day you can take a hike along the Honaker Trail. While you're here at San Juan River you can take a hike along the Government Trail. Summer brings highs in the 90's to San Juan River with nighttime lows in the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 40's, and night lows in the 20's for San Juan River. It is very dry here at San Juan River generally. All through August this area sees the most rain, and June is when it's the driest.

San Juan River, Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing 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, -blank- County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 56 miles long (Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing)
 Hotels Near San Juan River:
Kayenta, Kayenta , 29 miles away
Defiance House Lodge, Bullfrog , 36 miles away
Super 8 Blanding, Blanding , 50 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Blanding , 50 miles away
Prospector Motor Lodge, Blanding , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near San Juan River:
Muley Point, Mexican Hat, 10 miles away
Monument Valley - Mitten View - Navajo Nation, Mexican Hat, 13 miles away
Goosenecks of San Juan Campground, San Juan County, 15 miles away
 Trails Near San Juan River:
Government Trail, San Juan , 12 miles away
Honaker Trail, San Juan , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near San Juan River:
Natural Bridges National Monument, Lake Powell - UT , 47 miles away
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, Chinle - AZ , 49 miles away
Goosenecks State Park, Utah , 14 miles away

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