Rafting in Durango is one of the most popular things to do in town for locals and visitors alike. And we’re not just saying that! You can spot plenty of crafts, from rafts to inflatable unicorns, floating by anytime of day from spring to fall.
Once you’re bounding downstream, it’s easy to see why everyone loves running the Lower Animas so much. The town run comes with a perfect mix of excitement with “Smelter,” “Santa Rita,” “Sawmill,” and “Pinball” rapids interspersed between relaxing sections to unwind and socialize.
Naturally, the guides are a big part of the experience! Durango raft guides have the down low on the area’s rich history, stories of local traditions, and topnotch dinner recommendations. They’ll take care of the paddle commands and navigation, so no experience is necessary! We provide all you need including safety orientation and instruction.
The 1/2 Day trip offers the best bang for your buck, with the 3/4 day trip giving you more time to enjoy a solid Durango rafting excursion. If you just want a quick taste of what rafting is like, opt for the 1/4 day trip!
Since the Lower Animas is a free flowing river, water levels vary throughout the season. Spring is the best time to catch high flows and big rapids, while the flows gradually lower throughout summer and rapid ratings drop a ½ to a full notch. Don’t be discouraged when the flow gets low— The river can become a very technical float trip with lots of rocks to maneuver around! We love it at all levels!
1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds.
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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.
In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 9% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, City, Private Land Use).
Receive a 90% refund with written notice 36 hours or more before the trip. Less notice, no refund.
Optional Upgraded 24 Hour Cancellation Policy: Receive a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to trip departure. Up to 12 hours prior to departure trips can be rescheduled, or receive a Mild to Wild Gift Certificate for trip cost. Upgrade only available at time of reservation & must be applied to each seat.
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…