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

San Juan Solitude

Travel Program
AGES 10-12

Join us for a week spent in one of the most unique and spectacular canyons in North America! Located in southern Utah, the San Juan River provides a spectacular location for navigating serene waters, embracing high canyon walls and learning about the rich history of Native cultures. On Monday we’ll drive down to Bluff, Utah where we will camp in Bears Ears National Monument and spend the next day exploring the petroglyphs and archeological sites of the region. On Wednesday, we will launch the San Juan River for a three day, two night paddle trip with Wild Expeditions. Our expert guides will take us to hidden cliff dwellings and rock art sites that are only accessible by water craft. We’ll hear ample stories about Ancestral Puebloan culture and the history of the sacred San Juan before taking out and heading home. We’ll share stories and laughs on the way back to Telluride and grant sweet goodbyes to all the wonderful and new friends we’ve made! Join us on this wet and wild adventure with San Juan Solitude!

Important Notes: Students will be on the river for most of this program. Though PFDs will be worn on the water, students should be confident swimmers and feel comfortable around moving water.

Monday – Friday
This program departs on Monday and returns on Friday.


  • June 5 – 9
Wild Expeditions

Status: Open

Camp Type: Travel Program

TUITION: $2150

AGES: 10-12
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.