White Water Rafting

During the historic mining days of Telluride, snow was considered a burden by the miners. Today as a world-class ski resort, the snow Telluride receives is considered ‘white gold’. Each spring this snow begins to melt and the area’s rivers come alive!

The Hotel Columbia is located just steps away from the free flowing San Miguel River and is only a short distance from a variety of put-in and take-out options. After a restful night’s sleep on our deluxe, pillow-top mattresses, enjoy our complimentary, deluxe-continental breakfast before you begin your day of adventure. After paddling your way through the amazing scenery that surrounds Telluride, return to the Hotel Columbia where your room or suite offers the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Amenities such as: heated tile floors and heated towel bars in the bathroom, gas-burning fireplaces, steam showers and even private hot tubs allow you to rest your weary muscles.

The Telluride rafting season generally lasts from late-April through June. During these months white water rafting or kayaking is a great way to see the area’s breathtaking and diverse landscape. A trip on one of the area’s rivers begins in the mountains of Telluride and ends in the plains or desert of the surrounding region. During your travels enjoy the twisting river and rolling rapids as you venture through beautiful red-rock walls and diverse ecosystems.

Whether you are a novice to white water or are a river rat, there are a variety of Telluride white water rafting trips available in the region. Experiences outfitters offer trips down the San Miguel River, the Dolores River or the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. In addition, within a half day drive from Telluride you have access to the Animas River, the San Juan River, and the mighty Colorado River. Depending on your preference, half-day, full-day or multi-day adventures are available.

Regardless if you are looking for a meandering float for the whole family or want a more adventurous rapid filled afternoon, the rivers in the Telluride region offer a chance to experience the splendor of Colorado.

For additional information, please visit: www.tellurideoutside.com.