Travel the San Juan River on a rented raft or kayak. Enjoy the river with a friend in a tandem inflatable kayak or canoe. Not interesting enough? Try paddleboarding for a bit more fun.
Anyone can traverse the country with a motor. Show your leg power by riding one of our mountain bikes to a favorite destination or on a high mountain trail or even through a canyon bottom.
These are the perfect vehicles for exploring the backcountry roads of San Juan County.
Rentals include map of recommended trails and roads.
Must be 25 or older to rent.
MT BIKE RENTALS
The San Juan's upper canyon is an outdoor museum of archaeology, geology and natural history. Ruins and petroglyph panels abound while the textbook geology provides for fascinating learning and stunning red rock scenery. Three days exploring the upper canyon affords time to explore these wonders...
A popular trip among hikers or those seeking a more leisurely pace, our four day trip provides ample time for both. In addition to our guides' unparalleled interpretation of the upper canyon's rock art, cliff dwellings and textbook geology, hikers will enjoy treks up Comb Ridge, Chinle Wash, the Diatreme...
Float through the deep "Goosenecks" section of the San Juan's Lower Canyon. Rim out on the Honaker Trail. Explore the side canyons of Slickhorn, Grand Gulch and others. Water-sculpted side canyons with pools, falls and hanging gardens. 58 miles of solitude and canyon splendor.
A relaxed itinerary is perfectly suited to the lower canyon's stunning aesthetic. One of the most beautiful river reaches in North America, our five-day trip affords ample time to explore its wonderful side canyons. Lovers of canyon country will be moved by this wonderful float.
This is the classic adventure where you'll see more of what the San Juan has to offer. The longer the trip, the better. Highly recommended if you want the total experience. The seven-day trip is our most popular.
Our-ten day trip combines a leisurely pace with a thorough exploration of the upper and lower canyons. Ten days affords a relaxed pace and plenty of time to explore archaeological sites and side canyons. For hikers or those who simply seek to fall into the rhythm of life on the river, this is the ultimate San Juan trip...
This is, hands down, the best one-day river trip available in the West. In the morning we make two stops to learn about the Butler Wash petroglyph panel and River House cliff dwelling. We'll enjoy a fresh gourmet lunch under the cottonwoods before entering a limestone chasm for the afternoon...
A calm and peaceful 7 mile float on the San Juan river right here in Bluff. Choose an inflatable kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Paddle boats or rafts are available for large groups. This is a family favorite for splashing and swimming or can be a peaceful float. There are no rapids in this section of the river. This is a great way to cool off and swim after a morning hike or our half day canyoneering trip.
UPPER CANYON 3-DAY
UPPER CANYON 4-DAY
LOWER CANYON 4-DAY
LOWER CANYON 5-DAY
FULL CANYON 7-DAY
FULL CANYON 10-DAY
Ride in our H1 Hummer through Comb Ridge and down a rough washed out streambed along the historic Hole in the Rock Trail to San Juan Hill and River House ruin. San Juan Hill was the road built by pioneers in 1880 to get over the top of Comb Ridge. We’ll then venture further along the river to River House Ruin.
CEDAR MESA RUINS
HOVENWEEP NTL. MONUMENT
NATURAL BRIDGES NTL. MONUMENT
NIGHT SKY TOUR
MT BIKE TOURS
DAY HIKING TRIPS
Bears Ears National Monument - Grand Gulch
4 days, 3 nights. ~35 miles (~9 miles per day)
April 14-17, September 21-24
Four Corners Adventures - Blanding, Utah
$939/adult and $899/15 & younger
For those that have hiked Kane to Bullet, this section offers a more remote and wild feeling in the canyon. Here lie unique archaeological sites rarely seen due to the difficulty and remoteness of the area. Recommended time of year is late March to early May or September-October.
Meet at our Four Corners Adventures shop in Blanding, Utah at 8 am. After introductions with your guides they’ll go over gear to ensure that everyone has what they need. You are welcome to use your own gear or we can supplement any gear you need, just let us know ahead of time. We’ll then load up the van and head to the Kane Gulch Ranger station about 45 minutes drive. Here we’ll check in and watch a short video about Grand Gulch and etiquette for the duration of our trip.
Bullet Canyon descends steeply into Grand Gulch offering magnificent views of the canyon. Several miles down canyon we are spoiled with Perfect Kiva as our first cliff dwelling we’ll visit. Another stop shortly after at Jail House ruin and we’re nearing the main canyon of Grand Gulch. We’ll camp near this junction as soon as we’re ready and enjoy dinner as the sunsets.
We’ll wake up in the clean crisp air to the smells of hot coffee and breakfast. Our first destination of the day will be Green canyon and the Green House. Perched high on a ledge this is one of our favorites in all of Grand Gulch. We could explore Green canyon all day, but we’ll soon trek onwards to camp near the Big Man panel. Depending on the speed of the group we will spend sunset visiting the panel or sunrise the next morning.
Those wishing for just a 3-day trip there is an exit here at the Government trailhead. On this expedition though we’ll push past deeper into Grand Gulch as the canyon walls continue to grow taller. The overall beauty of the canyon here is some of the best you’ll see in all of Grand Gulch and we often don’t see another person here. We may spend time with our packs off exploring Deer canyon or continue straight on camping somewhere near Bannister ruin.
Our final day in the canyon is bitter sweet. Our bodies may be ready for a rest and a hot shower, but it is always hard to leave such an unworldly place. Collins Spring trail is not far off and one more optional hike is available to those that wish to see the Narrows. Collins spring is an old cow trail that was once used by cattle ranchers to bring cattle in and out of Grand Gulch. We’ll check out some cool old cowboy camps along the trail and admire some of their artifacts. Before you know it we’ll be back in the van and on our way home.
Note: Itineraries subject to change based on group interest and fitness levels. Itinerary is possible to do in reverse if needed due to permit availability. Custom trips available for fit groups that wish to go a faster/slower pace or explore more.
-Backpacks, stoves, water purifiers, sleeping bags, tents, pads.
-3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 Dinners
Four Corners Adventures
254 E Center Street
Blanding, Utah 84511