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Welcome to Canyon Rio

Since 1995, Canyon Rio has prided itself on delivering high quality rafting trips in the American Southwest. We operate on a variety of rivers in the Four Corners Area, each offering a unique perspective on the desert environment. Whether you are looking for a high adrenaline thrill ride or a relaxing family retreat, Canyon Rio has a trip for you. With the best safety rating in the business, you can trust that you are in good hand with our guides who put your well being above all else.

So get out of your car and step off the beaten path. Let us take you down river and have your perception of the desert changed forever.

What River is Right for You?

Salt River, AZ - Season March-April - Class III- IV Single and Multiday Trips
Welcome to sunny Arizona where it is never too cold to be outside. This river is for the thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies looking for a wet and wild time. - Learn more

Pagosa Springs, CO - Season May- Mid July - Class II-III - Day Trips
Clear water and fun waves in an idyllic mountain town. This river is fun for rafters and adventurers of all ages and experience levels. - Learn More

San Juan, UT - Season April - August - Class II - Multiday Trips
Perfect for beginners, families, and people who want to completely drop off the grid. This river meanders through a beautiful desert canyon and features sandy beaches, wildlife, archeology, and just enough whitewater to be fun without the scary. - Learn More

Rio Chama, NM - Season May- August - Class II - Multiday Trips
Perfect for beginners and families. Experience a river as it transitions from its mountain origins to the desert. The Rio Chama offers fishing, beautiful scenery, and a look at a fully functional Benedictine Monastery. - Learn More


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Have Something Special in Mind?

Canyon Rio is happy to provide outfitting, catering, and personnel support for any adventure on or off the river. Check out the “Special Trips” and “Trips in Review” tabs above for ideas on how Canyon Rio can help with your special events, workshops, and more.