The Animas River can rise from snowmelt. When water levels rise, we take extra safety precautions which may include walking around one of the rapids where the river narrows or using other river sections. For safety, 4 & 5-year-olds will be escorted around the Smelter Rapid if your trip goes through the whitewater park.
We offer these boat options so that you can customize your Durango rafting trip to the adventure level you desire.
25+ Years of Durango rafting adventures on the Animas River.
Experience the excitement of a Durango rafting adventure! Splash through “Smelter,” “Santa Rita,” “Sawmill,” and “Pinball” rapids as part of your excursion down the Animas River! Your guide will share the history of the region and stories on local traditions. Families, reunions, groups, first-timers and rafting veterans alike find this popular and convenient guided rafting trip to be the highlight of their vacation! No experience is necessary; we provide all you need including safety orientation and instruction. Don’t miss the #1 activity in Durango!
The 1/2 Day trip offers the best bang for your buck, with the 3/4 day trip giving you more time to experience Durango rafting. Choose the econ trip if you just want a quick taste of what rafting is like.
Water levels vary throughout the season. We experience high flow with the spring snowmelt. July through August rapid ratings drop a ½ to a full notch. The river can become a very technical float trip with lots of rocks to maneuver around! We love it at all levels! Lower Animas raft trips start at just $39.00!
Every year I bring our 8th-grade class to Durango and always schedule a rafting trip with Mild to Wild. Everything from scheduling, the raft guides, the bus rides, is all amazing! Our students always have…