- In the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado
- Class II to III
- River Length
- 20 - 54 miles
- 1/2 Day or Full Day
- May to June
Rafting on the Rio Grande in Colorado is usually done in the upper sections, between the towns of Creede and South Fork. Here in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, the river passes through narrow, rocky canyons with some moderately challenging rapids. Wildlife is common in these remote canyons paralleling the Silver Thread Scenic Byway.
Both half-day trips and full-day or longer, tackling the more challenging upper portions of the river, are available, although the season varies depending on the amount of spring runoff.