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  • Opens 5/6/24
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Mesa Canyon

Family Friendly 1/2 Day Guided Rafting Trip

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Pagosa Springs Family Rafting

The splashy water and gorgeous scenery in Mesa Canyon makes this half-day escape from civilization one of the best Pagosa Springs family activities. Bring water and a snack for the short stop halfway through the canyon. This easy whitewater rafting trip in Pagosa Springs takes three and a half to four and a half hours depending on water levels.

Experience family rafting Southern Colorado! Book your Pagosa Springs whitewater rafting trip online today!


What the River Flow Means For Rafting

The River Gauge in Pagosa gives flow in CFS – cubic feet per seconds.  River levels can fluctuate daily based on snow melt and rainfall.

  • below 400 = Too low to raft, tubing
  • 400-800 = low
  • 800-1500 = medium
  • 1500-2400 = medium/high
  • 2400-3600 = high
  • 3600-up= really high

Current San Juan River Conditions

White water rafting

We went white water rafting in 2 rafts with a group of 4 adults and 4 kids ranging from 7-14 years old. We went end of May. I was soo worried we would freeze but they supplied us with rain shedding jackets pants and waterproof shoes! It was soo helpful. We went down the Mesa section of river and it was perfect for our group. There were plenty of fun thrills for the entire group but safe enough for the kids. We had a very timid 8 year old before we started that was begging for more by the time we were finished. I would recommend it to family and friends and we would do it again! The guides were very fun and had lots of tips for us for the rest of our vacation

– berrystephie
Awesome experience!

The Mesa Canyon trip was a perfect fit for our 11 and 12 year olds. It was great for beginners with just enough paddling and getting wet. Ashton was a knowledgeable and fun guide and we even got to see a bear! We made memories that will last a lifetime. We will be back!

– Natalie B