Explore Durango’s Lower Animas River on this half-day family rafting trip through town. The Lower Animas is a popular river for visitors and locals alike. Get a unique view of Durango through the rapids, savor a river side snack and experience the scenic beauty south of town. Paddle along with the guide or sit back and relax as the guide does all the work. Learn the history of the region and stories of local traditions as you experience Durango, Colorado river rafting. Rafting on the Lower Animas in Durango offers a great mild trip option for ages 4 and up.
Everyone will meet at the main office where they will check in, sign release forms, and get dressed for the river. Next, there is a shuttle that will take you to the river for your safety orientation and rafting instructions. Then, it's time to hit the river. You will tackle the “Train Bridge Rapid,” “Baby Smelter”, and the exciting Class III “Smelter Rapid." Then, it's time to refuel with a river side snack of fresh fruit or granola bars. The trip ends with a shuttle back to the main office. You will arrive back to the office approximately 2 hours after your departure time.