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!
Water levels vary throughout the season. We experience high flow with the spring snow melt. July through August rapid ratings 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!
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.