Water sports & activities

Canoeing Pagosa Springs

Tubing, or floating down the San Juan River is an experience everyone should enjoy once in their lifetime and Pagosa is famous for tubing.

Where the natural and gentle flow of the river makes it a perfect family activity with children. The season starts in late June, early July, when the river levels drop below 400 cfs. However, late summer is typically the most popular time to enjoy tubing. If you are feeling a little more adventurous and a good swimmer there are whitewater tubing trips available.

Whitewater rafting the San Juan River is another immensely fun activity. Here you can enjoy rafting early on in the season. Thrill seekers particularly enjoy rafting from late May to early June, when the whitewater action is at its best.

Adrenalin seekers or families looking for an introduction to rafting, there are trips for all levels and ages.

Stand Up Paddleboarding  (SUP) is a relatively new sport and has become popular on our area lakes.  The smooth wake free lakes are perfect to learn this sport or for accomplished ‘boarders’ to further their skills. Paddle boards are available for rent in town.is Kayak enthusiasts will also find plenty of fun in Pagosa Springs along the San Juan and Piedra Rivers. Regardless of whether you crave whitewater or a gentle drift along flat water, there is an activity for everyone.

Take a look at Pagosa Outside for a list of Water Activities in and around Pagosa Springs.