Hours of Operation

The Higher Pursuits hours of operation vary by season, we typically open for rentals in April and stop running trips in October. Sometimes we offer classes or guided trips before the season begins or after the season ends, so follow us on facebook for our list of upcoming classes, events and trips.

Sometimes weather or water conditions prevent us from opening or limit the trips we can provide that day. We also post any changes to our hours and trips on our facebook page. You are also welcome to call to get any updates. If you have a trip booked online and we cannot open, we typically begin calling customers with reservations at 7:30 am to inform you that we are unable to open.

Our last drop off time is the last time of the day that we will drop off rental customers on the 5.5 mile trip. The 8.5 mile trip has specific drop off times listed in the Paddling Routes. The last pick up of the day is the time we want all rental customers off the river. This time is based on the average sunset time for that season.

Check out our events page for a schedule of our paddling classes, guided trips and special events.

Rental Hours of Operation for 2020

Spring Hours

May 8 – May 10

Closed due to High Water

Summer Hours

May 14 – Aug 14

Mon – Fri: 9 am to 12

Last Pick Up 5 pm
Sat – Sun: 8 am – 12:00 pm
Last Pick Up: 6 pm

Carpenter Bridge Route – Weekday drop offs 9:30 and 10:30 only; Weekend Drop offs 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30

Fall Hours

Aug 15 – Oct 4

Weekday hours

  • Mon: Open at 9 am
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thurs – Fri: open at 9 am
  • Last Drop off at noon
  • Last Pick up: 5 pm

Weekend Hours

  • Sat – Sun: open at 8 am
  • Last Drop Off: 12:00 pm
  • Last Pick Up: 5:30 pm

Carpenter Bridge Route – drop offs 9:30 only

Late Fall Hours

Oct 5 – Oct 18

Mon – Fri: closed
Sat – Sun: open at 9 am
Last Drop Off: 12:00 pm
Last Pick Up: 5 pm

Carpenter Bridge Route – Drop offs at 9:30 Only