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What It’s Like to Raft the Lower Animas River Durango, CO

About 4.5 hours round trip, 3 hours on the water, 3 departure times, departs from Durango Enjoy a Durango rafting half-day river trip through town! Get a different view of Durango through the rapids, enjoy a riverside snack, and absorb the scenic beauty south of town. The Lower Animas is a popular river for visitors and locals, alike! Overall, a great place to be! Learn the history of the region and stories of local traditions as you experience Durango, Colorado river rafting! Paddle along with the guide, or sit back and relax as the guide does all the work…your choice! Later in the season, water levels do get lower and all rapids can be downgraded a half to a full Class. This causes the river to become more technical as you bounce and spin-off of the rocks that come up from the river. A Durango rafting half-day trip offers a great mild trip option for ages 4 and up, but if you’re looking for a bit more adventure, try your hand at inflatable kayaks (ages 11 and up)!

A great way to up the Colorado experience in one day is by joining your Durango rafting half-day trip with a guided jeep tour or a ride on the historic Narrow Gauge Railroad with a Rivers & Trails or Rail & Raft package! (Or get the best of all three worlds with our most popular package, Rivers, Trails, & Rails!)

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