Upper San Juan River – School Program
The Upper San Juan River provides an ideal outdoor classroom setting for students to learn. Steep canyon walls, serene nature, and stunning archaeological sites stoke imagination and create unique learning outcomes. Throughout the trip, youth participate in all aspects of multi-day wilderness expeditions through field studies, river skills, navigation, camp life, and hiking. This section of river is ideal for middle and high school groups hoping to build community, respect, and understanding within the natural world. The San Juan river is divided into two sections: the Upper San Juan and Lower San Juan. These stretches can be done independently or strung together for an epic expedition.
Human History come to life!
Showcasing some of the Southwest’s most abundant archaeological wonders, the upper San Juan River provides an excellent opportunity to teach students about the region’s human history. This stretch also features wildlife sightings, fossil sites, and whitewater rapids.
Whitewater rapids emerge!
As the canyon walls tighten and the water gets faster, rapids emerge! “All Forward!” Your guide will shout commands while students work as a team to navigate rapids up to class 3.
Looking for more adventure?
Extend this trip by continuing through the Lower San Juan
Packaged price is $780 for a 7 day 6 night trip.
The San Juan River: Bluff, UT to Mexican Hat UT
Call 435 259-7750 for availability
3 days and 2 nights, or 4 days and 3 nights
15 – 25 participants
6th Grade and older
2 nights: $485 per student. 3 nights: $650 per student
- Price includes BLM Special Area Fee of $10
- The Upper and Lower Sections can be combined into an epic trip through Canyon Country. Packaged Price: $865 for 7 day 6 night trip. (Price includes BLM special area fee of $30)