Canoeing Utah's San Juan River - Alumni

Credit: Ashley Wise

Canoeing Utah's San Juan River - Alumni

Joing NOLS on this 7 day canoe expedition through the desert landscape of southeastern Utah. You will float happily along one of America's most scenic rivers while learning about expedition canoeing and navigating low grade white water.

This expedition is appropriate for families to bring young people along to learn and play in the outdoors together. Our instructors will make sure that each person receives guidance and coaching relative to their experience and needs so that the whole group will prosper together.

Learning about rivers, how they are affected by and affect the land around them, is a major theme of this trip. You will get to feel and see your hydrology lessons first hand on moving water while also starting to understand how your paddle can swiftly manouver your boat out of harm's way. Even in the relatively small rapids of this section of the San Juan, river rescue skills will be practiced to keep the group savvy in case of need.

Grab your family and come along on this incredible backcountry trip. Let NOLS teach you how to build a river adventure for yourself in the future!


*The water helps us move downstream, but loading and unloading boats can be hard work!



2020 Dates

June 20 – June 26, 2020

Tuition: $1,795
Details: Pre- and Post trip lodging included
4 spaces remain Apply now


All course information at a glance




7 days

Minimum Age

14 yrs.


Trip Description


Grand Junction, CO

Fly in/out

Grand Junction, CO

Skills learned