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Twisting cliffs and San Juan River looking down from Utah highway 261

The San Juan River runs from Farmington, New Mexico, up into the southeastern Utah towns of Bluff and Mexican Hat and into Lake Powell, offering small rapids and great canyon scenery. Outfitters offer either inflatable kayaks or five-person rafts, with river trips up to six days long. The river is famous for its “gooseneck” turns from Bluff to Lake Powell. Also along the river find American Indian rock art made by the Anasazi.


Photo credit: ©Rand McNally/Bethel Morris

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