Raft: Ages 4-84 Inflatable Kayak: Age 11+ or 5’ 2’’
Durango Rafting on the Animas River
25+ Years of Durango rafting adventures on the Animas River.
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!
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!
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.
New Flexible Payments & Cancellations
10% deposit, remainder split into payments.
1/2 down, 1/2 charged 30 days prior to trip.
1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds.
Call for other arrangements!
Free Courtesy Hold
We don’t want you to miss out on this trip so we’ll hold your spots, payment-free, for 24hrs while you make your final arrangements & prepare for payment.
We know plans change… so we offer a lenient cancellation policy. With optional upgraded cancellation, receive a 100% refund up until 24hrs prior to trips excluding trips involving the train.
In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 8% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, City, Private Land Use).
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…