Durango Rafting on the Animas River

20 Years of Half-Day & 3/4-Day Durango rafting adventures on the Animas River.
Durango Rafting: Lower Animas River
Location: Durango, Colorado
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 12+ (must be 5’ 2’’)
Premium Boat: Age 12+ (4+ when reserved as a more private boat option)
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. The last option is a stand up paddle board. Click here for more information.

Durango Rafting Trip Options

We offer flexible payment plans & lenient cancellation policy for online bookings. Call for other arrangements if needed.

Durango Rafting – 3/4-Day Trip

A 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)

Standard Raft: $89* Adult; $71* Youth • Premium/Kayak: $109* per person

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Durango Rafting – Half Day Trip

Our 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 hours later (3 hours on water)

Standard Raft: $57* Adult; $47* Youth • Premium/Kayak: $73* per person

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Durango Rafting – Economy Trip

Sample 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 hours later (1 hour on water)

Standard Raft: $37* Adult; $31* Youth • Premium/Kayak: $57* per person

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SUP Instructional Course

Experience Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Meet: Durango Office – 10:00, 1:30

Return: 2.5 hours later

Cost: $79* Adult; $69* Youth

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Rivers & Trails

Enjoy true Colorado by combining a jeep trail tour and a rafting trip

Meet: Durango Office – 8:30am

Return: 6:00pm

Cost: $133.20* Adult; $109.15* Youth

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*Additional River/Land Access Fees not included

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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