Class II – Class III

The upper Uncompahgre River from the town of Ridgway to the Ridgway Reservoir within Ridgway State Park, (Class II to II+) is a great 4.5 mile introductory rafting section with wonderful wildlife and scenic opportunities. The majestic San Juan Mountains fill the back drop for the entire run; great for small rafts and inflatable kayaks. Float through prime wildlife habitat for an up-close look at songbirds, deer, and birds of prey. Narrow canyon sections of the Uncompahgre River provide a unique and remote experience for paddlers and a rare opportunity to get off the beaten path. A fantastic run on over 15 miles of remote access on the lower Uncompahgre River (Class II to III+) is also available with excellent dam release water flows maintained throughout the summer. The tail-water release below Ridgway Reservoir to the town of Montrose also offers exceptional fishing opportunities for Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat Trout and offers open water year-round with catch & release sections available in Ridgway State Park.

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