5-Day Learn Packrafting Basics Course – Learn to Prepare for Your Own Backcountry Adventure!
Learn packrafting basics on this 5-day skills course on the Animas, Dolores and San Miguel rivers. Spend the first two days acquiring skills such as equipment use and care, self rescue techniques, paddle techniques, how to read the river and how to catch eddies, among other things. Then practice those skills in the backcountry on a two-night, three-day excursion on the San Miguel and Dolores rivers. No packrafting experience required. Reasonable upper body fitness and stamina required as you’ll be packrafting 40-60 miles. Basic backcountry skills are necessary. Can you cook your own food and set up your own tent?
Price: $1925, includes open packraft, PFD, paddle, helmet, all food in the backcountry, permits, wag bags, sanitizing kits, camping, shuttling when necessary. Includes two nights in a glamping tent at Scullbinder Ranch, plus front-country breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for day trips. Adult beverages not included. We have showers, a kitchen and hang out area for guests. We do not provide whitewater boats, drysuits, river knives, whistles or throw bags. You will need a drysuit for this trip. You may rent one at 4CornersRiversports.com.