*New* Dirty Devil Tour & Lake Powell Bikerafting
Level 2-4+ | Prices Vary | Email Us For Details
We'll be running tours of varying difficulty on a few different sections of the Dirty Devil River spring 2020. The river only runs December-March. We'll also be running our popular two-day Lake Powell Bikeraft Loop, perfect for beginners. Our most remote tours, they take place in stunning canyon country. Advanced adventurers with boating and cycling experience can try our Level 4+, three-day tour on the Dirty and a Level 3, three-day Tour on Lake Powell. Click here to view photos of bikerafting the Dirty Devil and Lake Powell.
3-Day Intro to Bikerafting on McPhee Reservoir
Level 3 | $1095
Learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful bikerafting adventure on McPhee Reservoir and in the San Juan National Forest. Our goal is to teach you the skills you need to embark on bigger, better cycling and packrafting adventures. You'll learn how to lash your bike to your boat, pack your boat on your bike and more. Spend three days riding 40 miles of dirt roads and single track and boating seven miles. This tour can be modified with less mileage for less-experienced cyclists.
*New* San Miguel / Rim Rocker Bikeraft Tour
Level 2-4 | $365 Per Day
This tour can be from three to four+ days depending on your ability level and willingness to suffer. You'll put in at the town of Naturita on the San Miguel River, paddle fast-moving, but Class I water for two to two+ days down to the confluence of the Dolores River. Just a bit further, you'll take out where the Rim Rocker Trail meets the Dolores, and then you'll spend one+ days or more riding back to Naturita over some stunning high desert terrain, often with views overlooking the river valley. Cycling skills and basic boating skills are required for this tour.
1/2 & 3/4-Day Bikerafting Adventures
Level 1-3 | $225-$325
Want to learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful multi-sport adventure? Sign up for our intro course, or learn more advanced skills with head guide, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder. Explore the single track and dirt roads of the San Juan National Forest or the city bike trails in Durango, while learning basic paddling skills, how to pack your bike on your boat, and much more. Minimum two people needed to sign up. Animas River courses run 4 hours; the McPhee courses runs 6-8. No food included.
Planning on camping or staying in a glamping tent the night before or after your tour? Check in is at 3p.m. For more info about our camping, glamping and the Scullbinder Cabin, please visit or Colorado Glamping page. Please note, camping or glamping costs extra and does not come with your tour, unless you are doing the 2.5-day Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour. Showers included. Looking for a good meal? Visit our Food & Beverage page. Please also note PFDs, paddles, helmets, and open Alpacka Classics (these are not whitewater boats) are included with all packrafting and bikerafting adventures. You do not get a discount if you have your own gear. We simply offer the gear as a courtesy.
Level 4/5 | Prices Vary
Don't be scared, but be prepared. These 3- to 5-day "Doom" tours are for intermediate to advanced adventurers who already have bikepacking and boating experience (kayaking experience is sufficient), but who want to take their adventuring to the next level. Co-create your dream tour in the Four Corners with Head Guide Steve "Doom" Fassbinder. We take care of 100% of the logistics from the time you land to the time we drop you off at the airport (there is an extra cost for shuttling). But, you get to plan and map out your adventure with Doom. Add one or two extra nights at the Ranch, and/or sign up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet dinner.
The Dolores Bikeraft Loop
Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1095
Doom developed this unique 3-day loop tour for experienced packrafters and cyclists with backcountry skills who want to try their hand at bikerafting. It includes a big day of riding and two days of bikerafting. On this burly tour be prepared to cross difficult terrain and run plenty of Class II and some Class III whitewater (which you can portage). Launch dates to be announced mid-March.
The Dolores Back-Pack-Raft Loop
Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1395
This more traditional 4-day packrafting tour includes two+ days of packrafting and one+ days of not for the faint of heart backpacking back to the car. You don’t need a lot of packrafting experience for this tour, but paddling experience of some sort is key. And, you do need to be willing to hike over rough, difficult, but gorgeous and wild terrain! Tours depend, of course, on river flows. Launch dates to be announced mid-March.
Other important information...
- 1-Day Tours Include: A basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos. We don't offer whitewater boats for rent or use.
- Standard Tours Include: lodging/camping, a basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages for the duration of the tour, unless you choose to dine out.
- Standard Tours Do Not Include: shuttles to and from the airport or bike rentals.
- Bike Rentals: If you need to rent a bike, we can pick it up for you from either Kokopelli Bike & Board in Cortez for Colorado trips or from Roam Industry for Utah trips. Please confirm bike rentals with at least three weeks notice to ensure availability.
- Shuttle Services: Additional shuttle services are available to/from the airport – $80 Cortez one way and $125 Durango one way.