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: $1800, includes open packraft, PFD, paddle, helmet, all food in the backcountry, permits, wag bags, sanitizing kits, camping. Does not include food on the training days. It does not include a stay at Scullbinder Ranch. However, you may add a couple nights at Scullbinder Ranch in a Glamping Tent or the Cabin for $75 to $125 per night, including breakfast. We have showers, a kitchen and hang out area for guests.