White Water Rafting Safety

By Molly   •   June 16, 2014


White water rafting safety is our number one priority here at Mild to Wild! Whether you’re running a leisurely Class I-III float trip through Durango on the Lower Animas or a vigorous Class IV and V adventure down the famous Upper Animas, whitewater safety is of the utmost important for every single guest on our trips.


Watch the video above as Molly, one of the Mild to Wild owners, reviews the whitewater safety procedures here at Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours.

  • Free helmets, on all trips. Helmets required on Class IV and V rapids.
  • Personal Flotation Devices for every trip, coast guard approved.
  • State certified, in-house guide training, with experienced, annual guides.
  • First Aid and CPR certification for all guides.
  • Mild to WIld trip leaders have an average of 2,000 river miles, where the state requires 750 river miles to guide.
  • Guest instructional and safety orientation before each trip launch.
  • State-of-the-art self-bailing rafts.
  • Daily adjustments of age levels required for each river/ river section due to dangerous conditions.
  • Staff escorted shuttle for younger children around Class III or Class III+ Smelter Rapid in the Lower Animas River at high water levels.
  • Small guide to customer ratios on our high adventure trips.

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