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Address: Telluride, CO
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Located below the scenic Bridal Veil Falls.

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White Water Rafting and Fishing on the San Miguel River

Can't recommend highly enough the rafting and fishing on the San Miguel RIver about 15 minutes outside of Telluride. The outfit we used was Mild to Wild and their guides were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend highly enough the rafting and fishing on the San Miguel RIver about 15 minutes outside of Telluride. The outfit we used was Mild to Wild and their guides were great, lunch was delicious and the rapids were fun. We fished with another company that was equally awesome. This river is not well known in Colorado and is a... More 

Thank hockeytotalone
St. Petersburg, Florida
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We found this trail while staying at Mountainside Inn. We enjoyed this easy trail that extends through and beyond the town of Telluride. There are fly fisherman to watch, rapids to enjoy and rocks to sit on and just take in all in. We took this trail daily and every day came across nice folks, different things to look at... More 

Thank Vinnie1973
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The San Miguel river runs west out of the narrow box canyon where Telluride, Colorado. is located. It originates at the beginning of the canyon where water drains out of the surrounding mountains, including two waterfalls which can be seen at the east end of the canyon. A road runs east from Telluride to the end of the canyon and... More 

Thank t515cc
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It is easy to miss this river flowing through town. It isn't very big. More like a bubbling brook. The kids loved throwing rocks and wading in the cold water. Levels were way too low for tubing while we were in town. Served as an excellent backdrop for our dinner each night in the town park!

Thank youngmomma
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

There is a lovely path along the river through the town from east to west. It is red gravel - not good for bikes but perfect for strolling. Much of it is in the shade. One downside - warning - many people take their dogs on the trail off leash.

Thank islands4321
Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great place to take you kids for inner tubing. The river is cold-snow melt- but is pretty shallow and fun. I took my kids there for tubbing and a picnic and we all had a blast!

Thank Jennifer B
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Right through the heart of town, this beautiful, cLear cool river, looks like a postcard. Walk, or bIke the trail, just nice mountain experience

Thank tuscany1943
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The San Miguel River public path provides a cool respite from the summer streets of Telluride. It is well-used by locals as a bike path and 'walking the dog' path. It runs right beside the small river for the length of town, only veering off as it nears its eastern beginning -which is close to an old mining site. If... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely level river trail with access to downtown, trails, camping, restaurants, gondola, music festivals. Take a long hike or shorter stroll, watch kids playing....a delightful not-to-be-missed part of Telluride.

Thank Gail L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The water levels were the highest in a decade, long into July, we rafted down the San Miguel with Boot Doctor outfitters, very safe, new boats, great guides. Awesome river flow, 900 CFM

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