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Explore the mystic San Juan River with Ancient Wayves!

The San Juan River begins its flow from the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Snow melt and heavy rains from the high elevations flow toward the Navajo reservoir, created by the Navajo Dam, in New Mexico. From there, the river continues its venture westward, passing through the city of Farmington and the Navajo community of Shiprock, New Mexico. 

Near the monument of the Four Corners, the banks of the San Juan River are located on lands managed by the Navajo Nation or in some areas, the Ute Tribe.

As the river enters Utah, it begins carving through the red rock layers that radiate beauty and mysticism. 

The river cuts through sediment deposited hundreds of millions of years ago, giving us spectacular geological wonders to view such as the Mexican Hat and the Goosenecks.

This river has provided life to this desert region for thousands of years and its powerful flow carries stories of the many clans that have inhabited its region since time immemorial!  

Explore the mystical San Juan River with the guidance of an experienced, knowledgeable and fun guide!

Our indigenous outfit provides adventures on a fascinating section of the San Juan River in Utah that extends from Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills.


Sand Island to Mexican Hat, UT (Multiple-Day River Adventure)

Adults: $275/day
Youth (17 yrs. & younger): $240/day
*Sales tax will be added.

Upcoming Launch dates for the UPPER CANYON:

~MARCH 23rd

~APRIL 1st

~APRIL 28th

~JUNE 9th

~JUNE 24th

~JULY 16th


~AUGUST 13th

Join a San Juan River adventure led by local guides who'll guide you on a memorable float through ancient landscapes filled with natural wildlife and awesome beauty.

Contact us today for more information about our river adventures.


Mexican Hat to Clay Hills, UT (Multiple-Day River Adventure)

Adults: $275/day
Youth (17 yrs. & younger): $240/day
*Sales tax will be added.

LAUNCH dates for the LOWER CANYON:

~ MARCH 24th

~ JULY 20th

~ AUGUST 1st

~ AUGUST 17th

~ AUGUST 31st

Experience a river adventure where your indigenous guide will provide translation to the stories told by this magnificent landscape.


Single-Day Paddle Trip (Old Swinging Bridge to Sand Island)

$190 per adult (age 18 and over)
$170 per youth (ages 11-17)
$100 per child (ages 6-10)
*Sales tax will be added.

This unique adventure begins with a short hike to a majestic archaeological site on the Navajo Nation. After this short hike, we'll begin our float which is approximately 7.5 miles in length. Along the way we'll stop for a scrumptious lunch with a splendid view. During the float, we'll make an additional stop to see more remnants of an ancient thriving civilization that existed approximately 1200 years ago. We'll "take-out" our vessels at the Sand Island Boat Ramp where we'll be able to view ancient petroglyphs on the Jurassic walls of patina.

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Overnight float from Montezuma Creek to Sand Island

Adults: $275/day
Youth (17 yrs. & younger): $240/day
*Sales tax will be added

This one-of-a-kind adventure begins upriver near the small community of Montezuma Creek on the Navajo Nation. We welcome you to join us for a pleasant float through a land of wonders. This landscape is near the Hovenweep National Monument and has extensive history of ancient inhabitance.

San Juan River Adventures: Tours
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