The desert of the southwest is a magical place and I am so fortunate to have spent time with this in my backyard. I have done this run three times now. Fall of 2015, Spring of 2016, and Spring of 2019. The three day, 27 mile float is hands down some of the most beautiful country ever! On the south side of the river is the Navajo Nation. The north side is mostly BLM land. Wild horses, desert bighorn sheep, Anasazi Indian ruins, petroglyphs and evidence of the early Mormon settlers abound….. They only allow 50 people a day to launch and the river is highly controlled by a lottery permit system. If you ever get a chance to do this part of the San Juan river you will never forget it.