Utah’s San Juan River is born as snow on Colorado’s mountains, eventually joining the Colorado River. Evidence of ancient inhabitants abounds – the basin was home to the Azanazi Culture, who flourished in the canyons and in sheltered areas.

Enjoy a fun, easy paddle through dramatic red-rock canyons. The river twists and turns through convoluted “goosenecks” as it drains from southern Utah before flowing into the Colorado River at Lake Powell. Most of the river is gentle current interspersed with simple rapids; but, there are a few Class II and III rapids to add excitement.

This trip is run in cooperation with BLM licencee Wild Expeditions in Bluff, Utah.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Wed. Apr 13 - Wed. Apr 20, 2022 $3,195 USD Book Now

What's Included



  • 5:1 ratio
  • 7 nights of camping
  • 2 nights at Bluff Dwellings Resort – Arrival Day & Day 8


  • trail meals and snacks – Day 1 lunch to Day 8 lunch
  • fresh water
  • limited wine with dinner

Canoeing Equipment

  • canoes
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
  • “kitchen”: tarp, fire box, cooking stoves,
  • utensils, dishes, etc.
  • containers for food and group equipment
    river pack for your personal gear

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits


  • ground transfers between Bluff and the San Juan River on Day 1 and Day 8
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to the trip