San Juan River

Join us for our scenic tour of the San Juan River running along the beautiful bluffs on the South Side of Farmington, New Mexico.

The San Juan River

starts at the Continental Divide North of Pagosa Springs, Colorado and enters New Mexico through the Navajo Reservoir. Below the dam the river makes its way meandering between sandstone bluffs and broad lush farm valleys.

Since the river is dam released, it flows year round (unlike the Animas which is snow fed)Fall is a beautiful time to float down the San Juan!

The human history of the region surrounds the river and goes back to the time of the Chacoan people who settled and farmed the valley.

Full Day with Lunch

Currently, our most scenic San Juan River trip is a full day trip, so allow at least 6 hours to get to the put-in, float through the beautiful, scenic valley, and take out at Westland Park on the Westside of Farmington.

Lunch and snacks are provided on this trip.

Other options on the San Juan may be available.

Please call or email us for more information.


2-Person Minimum for 1 & 2-hour trips
6-Person Minimum for full-day trips

Two-Hour Trips: $50/adult — Kids 12 & under:  $40

San Juan Full Day: $85/person (includes lunch and snacks)
$75 for kids 12 & under

Recommended Gear

Usually middle of June through September

Hat -- Sunscreen -- Waterproof Camera -- Swimwear -- Short -- T-shirts -- Water Shoes
Cotton is OK!


Under 70 degrees and/or raining

Synthetic Fiber Layers (Under Armor or Polypro) -- Second Layer of Fleece or Wool Shirt or Jacket -- Rain Jacket & Pants -- Dry Change of Clothes (for after trip)
No Cotton for Cool Weather Trips

Desert River Guides

109 E Pinon St, Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 427-7734