On Saturday May 13, the San Juan River will have a surge of boaters competing for cash and prizes during the annual Pagosa Paddle whitewater races. Not up for paddling? Come out to cheer on these athletes as they go through the downtown water features that make up the whitewater park on the San Juan River through downtown Pagosa Springs. Spectators can watch the action from above at the Overlook viewing point, alongside the almost famous river walk or from the healing waters at The Springs Resort. We are collaborating again with The Springs Resort during their Pints, Pools and Paddles event. All Pagosa Paddle participants will receive a FREE soaking pass. Even better, the first 25 athletes to register will receive a special edition Pagosa Paddle hat and a full access pass to Pints, Pools and Paddles which means soaking and beer tasting after the race!!
R-4 raft teams
Hard shell kayak
(R4 slalom will be sanctioned by the US Rafting Association as a Regional Qualifier for the Nationals taking place June 23-25 in Salida)
Timing of all four events is based on registered participants.
Below is a preliminary schedule and subject to change based on participation:
Slalom, Sprint and H2H all stage and start at
Town Park and follow the river 1,000 feet to Centennial Park.
Down River race starts at Town Park for 1 mile to Yamaguchi
Shuttle services provided by Pagosa Outside and Pagosa Rafting Outfitters for all races.
Waivers will be signed and verified.
Order R4, HSK, IK, SUP
Pre-Registration is available online $35 per athlete (only $25 for ACA Members) Early bird registration closes on Thursday, May 11 at midnight.
Day of registration starts at 8:00am $45 per athlete (only $35 for ACA Members)