Thank you for an amazing 43rd summer at Telluride Academy!

Rio Road Trip

Travel Program
AGES 12-14

New Mexico is a hub for all things ADVENTURE! With a gorgeous landscape of alpine desert and scenic rivers, legendary history and culture, and an art scene that spans all ages and styles, this is a truly one- of-a-kind state with endless excitement and opportunities to explore! This NEW Telluride Academy programs takes us to New Mexico for a multi-day, self-supported river excursion down the Rio Chama with Far Flung Adventures. We’ll guide our own inflatable kayaks through the pristine, quiet waters beneath multi-colored sandstone cliffs, spend our evenings at gorgeous riverside beaches and enjoy campfire cuisine beneath a starry sky. Far Flung’s on-river curriculum will teach students how to thrive on the water while keeping themselves and their peers safe. When we take off the river we’ll check into a local hostel and spend a full day visiting world-renowned museums, reveling in the incredible uniqueness of Meow Wolf and admiring native culture. This week-long adventure will leave you with an increased appreciation for regional culture and a perpetual love for the river!

Sample Schedule:

This program departs on Monday, June 26th and returns on Saturday, July 1st.

Monday, June 26th: Meet and greet! Pack up the van, grocery shop and drive to Abiqui, New Mexico. Camp!
Tuesday, June 27th: Launch the Rio Chama with Far Flung Adventures!
Wednesday, June 28th: Spend the day paddling the Rio Chama and embrace the beauty of one of the most scenic rivers in the southwest!
Thursday, June 29th: Last morning on the river! Take-out and drive to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Check into the Santa Fe International Hostel.
Friday, June 30th: Spend the day visiting Meow Wolf and other unique museums and galleries in Santa Fe.
Saturday, July 1st: Load the van and hit the road back to Telluride! Hugs and high fives.

*Schedule subject to change*

  • June 26 – July 1
Far Flung Adventures

Status: Open

Camp Type: Travel Program

TUITION: $2400

AGES: 12-14
SESSIONS: [acf_session_dates]


Challenge Level: 3

Telluride Academy's Overnight Policy

Our talented instructors work hard to combat student homesickness on overnight programs. For many students, this experience might be their first time camping or away from home! In the days leading up to the overnight(s), the instructors have positive conversations with the groups to get them excited and prepared for their overnight adventures. This dynamic gets interrupted when a student is picked up early from their overnight. For this reason, we can not accommodate early pick-ups, unless in the case of an emergency. If your child does not want to attend the overnight, or if you have prior commitments that require early pick-up accommodations, we ask that you consider choosing a day program instead. Please call our office with any questions or concerns.