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
4 days, 3 nights
April 21-24, Sept. 28th - Oct. 1
Four Corners Adventures - Blanding, Utah
$1339/adult and $1299/15 & younger
This is our signature Grand Gulch experience. Hike into the rarely traveled section of Grand Gulch down to the San Juan river. At the river we’ll have boats and a steak dinner waiting for everyone who makes the trip. If you don’t want to join the guided hike, but would like a ride out on the river give us a call.
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.
We’ll enter Grand Gulch via the Collins Spring trail which was once an old cattle trail used for bring cows in and out of the canyon. Along the way we’ll check out some cool old cowboy camps and their old junk, also known as artifacts. Reaching the main canyon we head south towards the river and we’ll eat lunch at a place known as the Narrows. We rarely see footprints beyond the narrows and we’ll take several stops along the way to see some unique and amazing rock art. Our goal for the day is to set up camp near Water canyon.
Come sunrise, time allows us to leave the packs and go for a hike into Water canyon. Another short walk down Grand Gulch and we’ll take time for another side hike into Red Man canyon. From here it’s another 3 miles to Shaw/Grand Arch where will set up camp near by. The canyon here is very deep and spectacular.
From Grand Arch to the river is approximately 6 miles and very rugged. One pour off can be difficult to get around and we will bring a rope to lower packs and a couple light-weight harnesses in case we decide to lower any people. For most people it is possible to carefully scurry down a rock fall on the west side of the dryfall. Surprisingly we often see running water in this section of the canyon and it is not much further to the river. At the river we will have boats waiting and the boatmen will have a cowboy style dutch-oven dinner of potatoes, steak and peach cobbler. This night you’ll remember the rest of your life as you take in the scenery over a well deserved meal.
Morning light you’ll find the boat men cooking up a delicious breakfast and hot coffee. The morning we’ll spend floating the last 12 miles of the lower San Juan river to Clay Hills takeout. These last 12 miles are some of the most scenic views of the entire San Juan corridor. Once reaching Clay Hills we’ll load up the boats and bring everyone back to our shop in Blanding.
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.
Getting a boat to Grand Gulch is ~46 river miles which takes most groups 3-4 days. For people interested in joining us for dinner at Grand Gulch and the boat ride out, but don’t wish to hike with the group please contact us by phone 435-672-2244.
-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