Beginner Packrafting Courses

Level 1

Turn the blue lines on maps into trails and acquire the packrafting skills you need to embark on your own adventure. Paddle up to Class II rapids on the Animas, Dolores and/or San Miguel rivers.

Dark Canyon Packrafting and Backpacking Adventure on the Colorado River


3- 5-Day Packrafting The  Colorado River

Level 2

Known for clear flowing water, ancient ruins and remote hiking, Dark Canyon forms at the western flank of the Blue Mountains and extends through the Bears Ears for close to 40 miles before merging with the Colorado River. Paddle 13 miles, or continue on for two more days of canyon land exploration.


Intermediate to Advanced Packrafting

Level 2-4

Can you read rivers and catch eddies, but you can’t quite figure out surfing or ferrying? Do you want to safely take your friends on an overnight adventure? Our upper level packrafting courses will bring you up to speed. Check out 2022 course photos.

Advanced Packraft Paddling & Expedition Planning – A Course for Packrafters Wanting to Take Their Skills to the Next Level


2.5-Day Packrafting The Dirty Devil

Level 1

The perfect family adventure! Enjoy scenic, winding canyons, generally warm days and cold desert nights under starry skies. Tours dependent on flows. Parents must have backcountry experience. Extend your trip through Glen Canyon National Rec Area.


4-Day Traditional Packrafting on the Dolores River

Level 2-3

Spend four days packrafting and backpacking in Colorado’s canyon country. This special trip on the Dolores River runs only during high snow/rain years. You must have packrafting experience.

The Dolores River packrafting Tour