Tubing

Tubing on the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa has become a “don’t-miss” late summer activity. We are Pagosa’s full service river tubing headquarters, offering rentals, gear, and shuttled tubing trips right in downtown. Tubing season opens when the river drops below 400 cfs on the San Juan River Flow Gauge in Pagosa. Normally, we start tubing in late June or early July but water levels can vary greatly depending on the weather and the amount of snow we have left in the mountains

 

Tubing season will open early for 2018.  Stay Tuned.

  • 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
    • No reservations needed for groups of less than 15
    • NO LATE FEES.  If you go over your time, simply upgrade to the full day rate
  • We Recommend:
    • Life jackets required for kids 12 and under … it’s the law!
    • Secure footwear – better than flip-flops (we rent the best river shoes for tubing)
    • Sunglass retainers on nice glasses
    • Lots of sunscreen and a sense of adventure!
  • 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!
WhiteWater Tubing

Tubing Rentals Available:

River Tubes: (without a shuttle) : $17 for three hours, $29 per full day.

River Boards: (great for surfing in the downtown waves) : $15 for three hours, $25 per full day.

Life Jacket: $5

River Shoes: $3

Wetsuits: $10

What the River Flow Means:

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

  • 250-400 = really high … 40% flip ratio!  Lots of fun for prepared thrill-seekers
  • 150-250  = high … a little rowdy for the smaller youngsters
  • 90-150  = medium … perfect flow for just about everyone
  • 50-90  = low … still floatable if you stay in the deepest current