Family Celebrations

Whitewater Rafting Trips & Other Family Outings

River Trips and Other Adventures in Colorado, Arizona and Utah

Making family celebrations especially special!

Do something out of the ordinary to celebrate with your family! Let us take care of all the details, create life long memories, and help you celebrate your special occasion in nature’s playground – the Southwest’s rivers and mountains. We make it easy for you on our guided, catered trips.

Give our group specialist a call or email and we will help make your celebration the best. We will help you determine the best options depending on your family/friends’ age range, adventure level, fitness level and timing constraints. Because family celebrations usually have a wide range of these constraints, we can help plan different adventures for different groups of your family and then have all of them join up for a common adventure together.

While celebrating your special occasion, safety is our top priority! Mild to Wild takes numerous extra safety precautions:
  • Instructional and safety orientations prior to launch
  • Guides certified in First Aid and CPR, with many maintaining higher certifications
  • State certified in-house guide training to ensure quality
  • Adjustments to age limits, rivers, trails, boats, tour vehicles and even trip cancellations due to safety concerns
  • Free helmets on river trips
  • Highly maintained shuttle vehicles, tour vehicles and river equipment


Celebration groups of just 10 or more receive group discounts. Enjoy special moments with your family and friends, and let us know what we can do to make it even more special!

Great Celebration Trip Options:

River Trips (Raft, Inflatable Kayak, Premium Boats & Paddle Boarding)

Mild Options: Durango’s Animas River (ages 4 & up) and Moab’s Colorado River (ages 3 & up). River craft options include rafts, premium boats, inflatable kayaks and paddle boards. Family members can pick the craft of their choice to get a different adventure while still staying together!

Intermediate Options: Telluride’s San Miguel River (ages 8 & up), Arizona’s Salt River (ages 8 & up), and Durango/Pagosa’s Upper Piedra River (ages 12 & up).

High Adventure Options: Durango/Pagosa’s Lower Piedra River and Durango/Silverton’s Upper Animas River (both ages 16 & up, and all must be physically fit and ready for a pre-trip swim through a rapid).

We know time is tight, but an overnight trip experience is truly worth the memories! There is plenty of time to celebrate with your family and friends. We do all the work, while you spend time celebrating on the river, at camp and around the campfire. Food is fresh and filling. Camping is deluxe!

Jeep Trail Tours:

Families love exploring and learning in the outdoors. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even know they are learning! Our Jeep Trail Tours are interactive tours that explore up to 13,000 feet on old mining trails that you would not want to take your own vehicle! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride and tour. We have many options to accommodate your budget and itinerary: Durango’s La Plata Canyon, Silverton’s Ghost Town Tour of Full Day Ghost Town Tour, or our most popular trip option combining the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a Jeep Trail Tour: Trails n’ Rails.

Adventure Value Packages:

We know you want to make the most of your time and money. For this reason, we have our value adventure packages – combining our most popular trip options together to save you money. Click here to check them out!

Special Ways We Care for You on your Celebrations:

  • Providing highly trained, experienced and caring guides
  • Catered and/or private trips – Just let us know what you want!
  • Our Adventure Value Package Trips
  • Group discounts for 10 or more