Learn to Packraft (Level 1)

Coming 2020! | Basic Packrafting Skills | $250

Want to learn basic packrafting skills and spend a full, fun day out on the river? Then this is the tour for you. Spring 2020 we will be offering one-day introductory packrafting tours. You'll spend the day learning how to blow your boat up, how to take care of a packraft, the gear you need for a successful one- or multi-day adventure, and basic paddling skills. Plus, you'll have a blast on a mellow Class II and easier water. Or, choose to learn on flat water. All one-day tours will start and end at put in. As a Four Corners Guides guest, you are welcome to stay one or two nights at Scullbinder Ranch in one of our glamping tents. More info below.

How to Turn the Blue Lines on Maps Into Trails (Level 1 & 2)

Coming 2020! | 2-4 Days | $795-$1395

Don't let the blue lines on maps stop you! Our expert teach you the skills you need to embark on your own packrafting adventures. These tours are for novice packrafters with no paddling experience and intermediate packrafters who want to gain more skills and experience on the water. You’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention. All tours start with a night at Scullbinder Ranch, where you'll learn about your boat, how to pack it, and more about the plans for your adventure. Early morning on Day 2, you'll head out to the put in.

Add a night at Scullbinder Ranch to your itinerary. Guests who sign up for any of our tours are welcome to camp in one of our glamping tents by the Mancos River. Groups can also sign up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet meal.

About Our Multi-Day Learn to Packraft Tours

We base our tours on confidence and skill progression. We start slow and push you a little harder as we go, tailoring the experience to your own personal abilities. Learn: ✓How to pack light for backcountry packraft adventures; ✓Equipment (use and care); ✓Field repair–tips & tricks; ✓Swimming and general water confidence; ✓Self-rescue & buddy assistance; ✓Dealing with currents; ✓Swift water entry; ✓Aggressive & defensive swimming position; ✓Decision making; ✓Hazards & river dynamics; ✓Basic paddle strokes; ✓Using eddies

Our multi-day tours are *NOT* for people with zero experience in the backcountry. You must have basic backcountry skills and a level of fitness that allows you to be out in the backcountry for multiple days.