Whitewater Rafting Durango – Splash Through Durango By Raft – The Animas River
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 snowmelt. 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
The Lower Animas River meanders right through the town of Durango. The in-town section offers mild and intermediate options based on your choice of river craft. For a mild option, choose a guided Lower Animas River raft trip and paddle along if you desire. For an intermediate option, take on the river in an inflatable kayak under the supervision of an instructor. There’s an adventure level for everyone on your Durango vacation!