San Juan River
Musical Raft Trip

San Juan River
Musical Raft Trip


Sep 12 - 15 2023


Note: Sept. 12 evening orientation, hotel check-in and group meal only; Sept. 13 departure
All of the day




Bluff to Mexican Hat section of the San Juan River
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

This scenic three-day, two-night float trip on the Upper San Juan River couples daily concerts by Moab Music Festival Artists with one of the prettiest river experiences in the region. The leisurely pace allows rafters to enjoy the spectacular red rock canyons, petroglyph panels, Ancestral Puebloan ruins, and side canyon hikes.

This trip includes:

  • Dinner and a hotel stay in historic Bluff, Utah
  • Daily concerts given by Moab Music Festival musicians (click the “Artists & Program” button above for more details)
  • Rafting through thousands of years of human history (Class I-II)
  • Hiking and floating amidst the canyon’s magnificent scenery
  • Expert river guides set up camp and cook delicious meals in comfortable riverside sites

Artists & Program



Renowned duo Rupert Boyd, guitar, and Laura Metcalf, cello play an eclectic mix of music from classics to popular in daily concerts along the San Juan River.

Important Details

Event location: Upper San Juan River Section, Sand Island to Mexican Hat. Starts and ends in Bluff, Utah, 100 miles south of Moab.

Orientation, departure, and return location: La Posada Pintada Inn, 239 7th E,, Bluff, UT  (1.5 hours south of Moab)

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Arrival: Tuesday, September 12, 4:30 pm, at La Posada Pintata Inn

Orientation: Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 pm, at La Posada Pintata Inn

Orientation dinner: Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 pm, TBD

Departure on the River: Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 am, Sand Island Boat Ramp

Expected Return: Friday, September 15, by 5:00 pm, Sand Island Boat Ramp. End time may vary.

Ages 16+

Participants should be in general good health, possess a moderate level of physical strength and agility, and be comfortable in the outdoors. No previous experience necessary.

No pets allowed

Link to: Accessibility Page

River Outfitter: Canyonlands Field Institute

All concerts, hotel in Bluff, orientation meal, parking at boat ramp, waterproof bags and safety gear are included. High quality, clean tents, sleeping bags and pads are provided. We will email a packing list to you..

You must arrange to meet the group at the hotel in Bluff, UT.

All meals, snacks, water, beverages, beer and wine are included.
Non-refundable ticket: $1,900

After we process your payment, your ticket is not refundable. Please call us at 435-259-7003 to discuss your trip before you purchase tickets. We can answer your questions and help you decide if this trip is right for you.

$500 of your ticket price is tax deductible

Proceeds benefit our education and community engagement programs

Program, artists, and locations are subject to change without notice

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