Our “Surf the San Juan” program is designed for students seeking a moving water adventure combined with in-depth cultural exploration. On Monday, we’ll pack up our van and set off on a journey to Bluff, Utah, where we’ll partake in a series of brief day hikes to explore Native American historical sites before camping beneath the starry skies of Bears Ears National Monument. Tuesday marks the start of a 3-day, 2-night adventure on the San Juan River with Wild Expeditions. We’ll paddle mellow waters from Sand Island to Mexican Hat under the direction of expert guides. Along the way, we’ll hike to Ancestral Puebloan sites, uncovering rock art and cliff dwellings reminiscent of nearby Mesa Verde National Park. These sites are exclusively accessible from the river, providing us with a profound immersion in the rich culture, stories, and history of the San Juan region. On Thursday, we’ll bid farewell to the river, enjoy a celebratory lunch and head back home to Telluride! Join us for this opportunity to develop a passion for the river and a love for regional culture and new friends!
Monday – Thursday
The group will depart on Monday and return on Thursday.
*The group’s return on Thursday may extend beyond 5:00 pm, depending on water levels and what time the group gets off the river. As the date approaches, we will keep you informed with timely updates.
*All programs in Sessions 5.1 and 5.2 will be based out of the Telluride Mountain School in Lawson Hill.