Piedra River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Piedra River White Water Rafting Description:

This remote section of epic whitewater is under consideration for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Paddle hard through waves of cold water while taking in the scenery of this beautiful river surrounded by lush forests and abundant wildlife.

Find the Piedra River in Colorado

• Difficulty: Class III-IV+ (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – June

White Water Rafting Trips on the Piedra River:

Trip Lengths:
Full & 2 Day
Outfitter:
Mild to Wild Rafting
Learn More:
mild2wildrafting.com; 800.567.6745

 

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Piedra River Rafting Sections:

Upper Piedra River
Class III-IV
Fast-paced with some challenging rapids all surrounded by awesome geology and dense forests.

Lower Piedra River
Class III-IV+
Steep with technical drops and narrow chutes, the Upper Piedra is a fast-paced challenge best for those with rafting experience.

 

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The Piedra is located in a more isolated section of southwestern Colorado, near the town of Pagosa Springs.

Information for River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Piedra River is in the San Juan National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
  • River Manager: US Forest Service – Columbine Ranger District
    367 Pearl Street, Po Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122
    970.884.1404 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/sanjuan

Shuttles:
If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.

 

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Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

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Jan P.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
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Jane H.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
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I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
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One of the best times of my life!
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Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
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Carolyn W.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
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