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In 550 cfs, there have been very few obstacles and a few very small ripple rapids.

It could merely be drifted for a brief period of time in late summer / early Summer through peak snow melt. The trip is beginner-friendly to get packrafting and kayaking and can be achieved over 1-2 days, together using optional camping in the sea.

Things you’ll need:
I even brought a rain casing , which I was very happy about. You may always take these extra layers off when it ends up becoming warm, but if you wind up falling into, you will be stoked you have the right equipment. Otherwise, on a hot sunny afternoon, a rashguard for sunlight protection and a few board shorts must suffice.

Automobile shuttle to the San Rafael River

We jumped the San Rafael River in packrafts in May 2019 when leaks were 550 cfs, following a heavy snow year in Utah. We were taken by the float .

With lower flows, then it could indicate a very long day on the river. In this case or when the weather is leading, you might think about camping on the river. You can find sandy campsites all throughout the canyon, and Road Trip Ryan has great recommendations on his site of the greatest regions to set up camp and to stop along the way.

You will need two cars so that you are able to run a shuttle to float the San Rafael River. It takes a little more than an hour to drive between the Fuller Bottom, where you launch, to Buckhorn Draw, where you shoot out. The entire street is dirt and was in good shape, but may be impassable after heavy rain. There are established camping at the launching stage or no baths. The take-out at Buckhorn Draw has a slew of campsites having a bathroom.

Hope this blog post makes it possible to plan an amazing float trip on the San Rafael River.
It required a little bit of additional driving, but it was worth it for your opinions.

Within this blog article, I share all the details regarding my trip and how to organize your own packrafting or holiday trip on the San Rafael River.

Make sure to strap any gear down in your boat so it will not fall out if you inadvertently tip your boat. You will also need a sterile pair of clothing waiting for you in the takeout.