Yogi San Juan River Goosenecks with James Hardy (June 6-9)

Immerse yourself in a mind and body experience on the San Juan River in southeastern Utah! Enjoy a spectacular four-day float on class II-III rapids along the remote fifty-six mile stretch between Mexican Hat, Utah and Clay Hills. Travel through deep and colorful canyons, visit historic ruins and enjoy the flora and fauna of this legendary canyon. Hike the canyons, learn about the geology, view the rock art, and explore the connection between mind and body in the wilderness of the San Juan River. Enjoy delicious healthy meals. 

“Appreciate the serenity of Nature around you and explore and cultivate the serenity within. Through a combined practice of meditation, breathing techniques, restorative and flow yoga, we will stimulate the connection between mind and body. The idea is that as the mind taps into the experience of being in the body, it brings the mind into more a present state of awareness.” – Yogi James.

REGISTER

Departure: June 6 - 9, 2017

4 Days/3 Nights: Starting and ending in Bluff, Utah

Group Size: Minimum: 7 Maximum: 12

Cost: $840

Call 435-587-2156 if you need to put down a deposit to secure your spot. The balance will be due four weeks before the trip's start date.

INCLUDED: Skilled and professional guides, expert staff, all meals from lunch Day 1 through lunch Day 4, a fleet of modern rafts, personal waterproof dry bag, personal flotation device (pfd), camp chairs, permit fees and river transfers.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, transportation to and from Bluff, pre- and post-trip accommodation, sleeping gear, alcohol/sodas, trip insurance and personal items.

Sleeping package rentals are $15/ per person for tent only, or $30/ per person for tent and sleeping bag/pad.

Expert Staff: James Hardy

DAILY ITINERARY

Meet at Recapture Lodge at 7:00 p.m. on June 5th to receive dry bags and a pre-trip orientation.

Tuesday, June 6: At 9:00 am our van will provide transportation from Recapture Lodge to the river put-in at Mexican Hat, where we meet the guides and boats and set off downstream. If you plan to meet at Mexican Hat you may park your vehicle at the boat ramp or for a small fee at the Valle’s Restaurant rear parking lot. We'll travel through the sheer limestone-walled canyon of the Goosenecks, with a stop to hike over the Mendenhall loop of the Goosenecks and view the prospector's cabin. Here we'll stop for an evening yoga session and dinner before making camp at the Honaker Trail. If time allows, we can hike up the Honaker Trail for one of the best views of the canyon below (total ~16 river miles).

Wednesday, June 7: Wake early for yoga and meditation, float down river through rugged and beautiful desert, stop to camp at Johns Canyon. Johns Canyon holds a gorgeous natural amphitheater where we can enjoy the tranquility and play with musical instruments (total ~15 river miles).

Thursday, June 8: Wake early for yoga and meditation; float downriver past Johns Canyon rapid and through the legendary Government Rapid. We can stop and enjoy a plunge into the seasonal pool at Slickhorn Canyon and take a scenic side hike before making camp in the peaceful beauty of the lower canyon (total ~15 river miles).

Friday, June 9: Wake early for yoga and meditation, travel to the takeout at Clay Hills (total ~12 river miles), travel back to Bluff by 7pm. Night accomodation and dinner on your own.

Activity Level: Level 3 - Requires fitness adequate for hikes of up to 3 miles round-trip, willingness to camp along the river, explore silence and readiness to participate in a group-oriented setting. Appropriate for yoga practitioners of all levels. Ages: 12+ (all minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian)

Getting Here

Airport

Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY), Moab, UT
Boutique Air has daily flights from Salt Lake City (SLC) or Denver (DEN) to the Moab airport (CNY).

Shuttle Service

$80 round-trip. Our shuttle service may be purchased at the time of booking, or call us and reserve by June 2nd.

Pickup - Moab airport/Moab to Bluff, June 5th, departs 4:00 p.m.
Dropoff - Bluff to Moab, June 9th, departs 7:00 p.m. (Schedule flights for the following day)

Accommodations

Recapture Lodge in Bluff. Call 435-672-2281 for reservations.
Multiple hotel/motel options are available in Moab.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for the duration of your trip. A travel protection plan can help cover your non-refundable travel payments should you cancel a trip because of a covered illness or injury. See the Travel Guard Travel Insurance website for more information.