Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango

Tours & Sightseeing in Durango

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4.7 out of 5

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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 meets at the main office checks in, signs release forms and get dressed for the river. Next is a shuttle 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 and granola bars. After you rest you're back on the river to tackle “Santa Rita,” “Sawmill” and “Pinball” (depending on flows). The trip ends with a shuttle back to the main office. You will arrive back to the office approximately 4 hours after your departure time.

What’s included

  • River and land access fees included
  • Snacks
  • Trip Leaders average 2,000 river miles
  • highly maintained equipment
  • Round trip shuttle from main office
  • Free Parking
  • Pre-trip safety orientation
  • Free splash jackets and helmets (if desired)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Family friendly
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water