Whitewater Tubing

Tubing on the San Juan River is the #1 fun thing to do in Pagosa Springs! We are Pagosa’s premier full-service river tubing headquarters, offering the best river float tubes, gear rentals, and shuttled tubing trips right in downtown. Tubing season opens when the river drops below 400 cfs on the San Juan River Gauge.  Normally, river tubing starts in late June or early July but water levels can vary greatly depending on the weather and the amount of winter snow.

As of 6/25/19 water levels are much too high to tube.  The 2019 tubing season will start later than normal due to high river flows.  Please use caution and check river levels before tubing in Pagosa.  Check out our guided Whitewater Rafting Trips until water levels drop.

Save $ with a Bike and Tube or Pedal and Paddle Combo

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WhiteWater Tubing

This is the river tubing trip that Pagosa Springs is known for.  Free shuttles and the very best river tubes.  Save time, skip the line, book online!

FROM $17

  • Chevron down The Important Details:
    • The shuttle runs every few minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • The shuttle is a drop-off only, you exit the river right across Main St from our shop
    • The trip includes a tube rental and unlimited shuttles
    • The float takes about an hour round trip
    • Reserve online and save time!
    • NO LATE FEES.  If you go over your time, simply upgrade to the full day rate
  • Chevron down We Recommend:
    • Life jackets for kids 12 and under … it’s the law!
    • Secure footwear – better than flip-flops (we rent the best river shoes for tubing)
    • Retainers on nice sunglasses
    • Lots of sunscreen
    • A sense of adventure!
  • Chevron down You will lose your:
    • Cell phone
    • Flip-flops
    • Expensive sunglasses
    • Only set of car keys and nice jewelry
      ….. please don’t take them tubing with you!
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What the River Flow Means:

The River Gauge in Pagosa gives flow in CFS – Cubic Feet per Second

  • 250-400 = really high … 40% flip ratio!  Lots of fun for thrill-seekers.
  • 150-250  = high … a little rowdy for small youngsters.
  • 90-150  = medium … perfect flow for just about everyone.
  • 30-90  = low … still floatable if you stay in the deepest current.

Tubing Extras:

Buy the Best River Float Tube:  We have a limited quantity of our used NRS River Tubes for sale for $59(new $170.  Comes with a day of free shuttles too!)  Buy 3 or more for $50 each!  They will outlast 20 of the cheap WalMart tubes that end up in the trash after 1 or 2 trips.  

Make It a Combo:  Pedal and Paddle or Bike and Tube   Save $’s and add a short guided bike ride.  Easy or intermediate trips start at  9:30.

Rent: Life Jackets: $5  River Shoes: $5  Wetsuits: $10  Lockers: $4