Durango Rafting on the Animas River24+ Years of Durango rafting adventures on the Animas River.
|Durango Rafting: Lower Animas River|
|Adventure Level:||Rafting: Mild
Inflatable Kayaks: Intermediate
Premium Boat: Intermediate
Paddle Boarding: Mild
|Class:||High Water: Class I, II and III Rapids
Low Water: Class I, II and one Class III Rapid
|Season:||April – October|
|Restrictions:||Raft: Ages 4-84
Inflatable Kayak: Age 11+ (must be 5’ 2’’) |
|Current Water Levels|
|CLICK on the video to see the Animas in action!|
Lower Animas River Description:Experience the excitement of a Durango rafting adventure! With over a million dollars in improvements and additions, new thrills await you in the new Smelter whitewater park! Splash through “Smelter”, “Santa Rita”, “Sawmill” and “Pinball” rapids as part of your Durango rafting adventure on 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! Water levels vary throughout the season. We experience high flow with the spring snow melt. July through August rapid rating drop a ½ to a full notch. The river can become very technical float trip with lots of rocks to maneuver around! We love it at all levels! Click here for directions to our main office in Durango.
Choose Your Boat for the Experience You Desire:Standard rafts hold up to 10 guests. Premium rafts provide a more personalized trip with a smaller guide to guest ratio (up to 6 guests). Inflatable kayaks increase the level of adventure with you controlling your own destiny under the supervision of a kayak instructor. No experience is necessary. Or, try stand up paddle boarding, the newest way to experience the Lower Animas River.
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Durango Rafting Trip OptionsWe offer flexible payment plans & lenient cancellation policy for online bookings. Call for other arrangements if needed. All information provided while booking online is transmitted via a secure connection. Credit card details are heavily encrypted/inaccessible.
Durango Rafting – 3/4-Day TripA morning of rapids, riverside lunch and afternoon float!
Meet: Durango Office – Summer 8:00 • Spring/Fall 9:00
Return: 6 hours later (4-5 hours on water)Book Standard Raft Book Premium Raft Book Kayak More Info
Durango Rafting – Half Day TripOur most popular option on the Lower Animas
Meet: Durango Office – Summer 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 1:30 • Spring/Fall 9:00, 1:30
Return: 4.5 hours later (2.5-3 hours on water)
Standard Raft: $59* Adult; $49* Youth • Premium/Kayak: $76* per personBook Standard Raft Book Premium Raft Book Kayak More Info
Durango Rafting – Economy TripSample Durango rafting on the Lower Animas River!
Meet: Durango Office – Summer 8:00, 10:00, 1:30, 3:30 • Spring/Fall 9:00, 1:30
Return: 2.5 hours later (1 hour on water)
Standard Raft: $39* Adult; $32* Youth • Premium/Kayak: $59* per personBook Standard Raft Book Premium Raft Book Kayak More Info
SUP Instructional CourseExperience Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Meet: Durango Office – 10:00, 1:30
Return: 2.5 hours later
Cost: $79* Adult; $69* YouthBook This Trip More Info
Rivers & TrailsEnjoy true Colorado by combining a jeep trail tour and a rafting trip
Meet: Durango Office – 8:30am
Cost: $133.20* Adult; $109.15* YouthBook This Trip More Info
Looking for a mild trip that lasts longer than one day?? The Colorado River offers the perfect multi-day trip!
Does the Lower Animas sound a little too mild for your taste? Check out the Upper Piedra for more adventure!
Durango Rafting Trip Highlights:
- See a different, even more beautiful, view of Durango
- Learn the history of Durango
- Convenient; accommodates tight itineraries
- Packages available, including jeep trail tours, for the complete Colorado experience!
- Perfect trip for family reunions with all ages
- Great trip for youth groups – special bonding/team building trips available
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