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San Miguel River

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Address: Telluride, CO

Located below the scenic Bridal Veil Falls.

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Telluride Rafting on the San Miguel River- Full Day Rafting
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The life blood of the valley

There are rivers, and there are RIVERS. The San Miguel is a powerful force that deserves respect, yet is lovely and constantly changing. In winter she is full of ice and... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Ridgway, Colorado
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Ridgway, Colorado
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

There are rivers, and there are RIVERS. The San Miguel is a powerful force that deserves respect, yet is lovely and constantly changing. In winter she is full of ice and sparklingly lethal water. In spring she roars with snowmelt for the valleys below, and gives kayakers a thrill. In summer she is cool and refreshing. In fall the gorgeous... More 

1 Thank JoJoBoHo5656
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

While our family (my wife and 3 teenage boys) didn't know what to expect other than swift moving water and lots of it, the afternoon turned out perfectly. The San Miguel is picturesque, yet depending on the time of the year and related snow melt, can be crazy fast and full of boulders and other underlying dangers. This is why....... More 

1 Thank Ducklivers
Telluride, Colorado
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of only a few freestone rivers in Colorado that isn't damned. The river gets stocked regularly and holds some lunkers in secret spots!

Thank Paul Z
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Walking through Telluride? Try walking along the river on the city pathway. It's great for people, dogs, bikes? Any combo. And the river views are contstantly enjoyable. Makes you feel closer to nature, while on the way to work, or a meeting or shopping- anything. It works. It also goes near the gondola, and leads away from parking areas. So... More 

Thank LOU879
Inlet Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful small mountain river that flows from the box canyon in the east, through town park, along the southern edge of Telluride, then down into the valley as it continues west. Bordered by the Idarado Trail and River Trail which are both easy walking and biking and eventually merges into the single track bike/hike Valley Trail. Whenever possible we took... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We spent a couple days on the river and had a blast. We used a fishing guide service, Telluride Outside. The views and fishing were fantastic!

Thank Thailandtraveler64
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Went rafting on this river with Telluride Outside. Early June, lots of water, very fast and had a blast.

Thank KarinBostontraveler
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this easy trail along the river. Spent about 2 hours biking. Connects to national forest as well. Nice wide trails.

Thank Eileen M
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great flat walking trail... Good for kids and adults. River rafting in summer. Great views. Biking hiking running trail that you can go into town park or to the valley floor....

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Dallas, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The San Miguel is another great part of the Telluride area... We have hiked, fished and ridden bikes up down and all around... great spots all along the way for kids and adults to have all kinds of fun...

1 Thank K B

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