San Juan River Musical Raft Trip

San Juan River Musical Raft Trip


Sep 13 - 16 2021


End time may vary.
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm




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. Violinist Cindy Wu and cellist/composer Clancy Newman play floating daytime and evening concerts, and your guide provides context from the naturalist and anthropological perspectives. A leisurely pace allows you to enjoy the spectacular red rock canyons, petroglyph panels, Ancestral Pueblo ruins, remarkable geographic features, and desert wildlife along the way. The trip begins with a dinner and hotel stay in historic Bluff, Utah. The MMF’s newest journey exploring 27 miles of the San Juan from Sand Island to Mexican Hat offers an abundance of aural and visual treasure you won’t soon forget.

Artists & Program



  • Cindy Wu, violin
  • Clancy Newman, cello

Program to be announced from the stage.

Important Details

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

Orientation, departure, and return location: La Posada Pintada hotel, 239 7th E, Bluff, UT 84512.

Arrival: Monday, September 13, 5:00 pm, at La Posada Pintada Hotel. Restaurant meal time: 5:45 pm.

Orientation: Monday, September 13, 7:30 pm, at La Posada Pintada.

Departure on the River: Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 am

Expected Return:: Thursday, September 16, by 5:00 pm. End time may vary.


Ages 16 and above.

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.

MMF pandemic safety protocols are in place, with masks required during portions of the event. Safety protocol updates will be emailed to ticket holders in the week before the event.

Patrons with accessibility concerns, please visit our accessibility page for information and a form you may use to alert us, in a timely manner, of any requests you may have.

River Outfitter: Canyonlands Field Institute.

All concerts, hotel, restaurant, free parking, shuttle bus transportation to and from the river, waterproof bags and safety gear are included. MMF will email a packing list to you.

All meals/snacks and water/beverages/beer/wine are included.

Adult: $1,800

$500 non-refundable, tax-deductible deposit is required.

Tickets are not available online. Please call the box office at 435-259-7003 for tickets and further information.

Proceeds benefit in part the MMF Education & Engagement Programs.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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

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