Rafting & Kayaking Trips on the Animas River in Colorado
 

Rafting Durango

Rafting & Kayak Trips

 

We offer a 2 hour and a 4 hour trip

For an all day adventure add a Zip Line Tour

4 Hour Trip

(about 3 hours on the water)

 

Want to spend a half day on the beautiful Animas River? Share it with us on this 4 hour Whitewater Rafting Trip through Durango. This is our MOST POPULAR TRIP and one of the best things to do in Durango. Unplug from your busy life and enjoy some relaxation while we start out our trip with a gentle float teaching you to paddle. Next experience the exciting adventure of busting through the rapids of Train Bridge, Baby Smelter, Smelter, Corner Pocket, Clock Tower, and Ponderosa! After catching your breath, we will paddle through Santa Rita Rapids and then stop at Serious Texas BBQ for lunch (limited menu). For lunch, you can refresh and enjoy a sandwich and drink. After lunch, we continue down the river and enjoy more rafting and perhaps a refreshing dip in the river. This trip is fun for all ages and provides excitement for all.

 

Our company is known for offering the best rafting trips in Durango. We use smaller rafts with less customers which provides you with a faster, more exciting ride and a more personalized trip with your guide. We use paddle rigs for our rafting trips which allows you to be more involved and experience the fun of maneuvering the raft and pushing through the rapids.

 

Add to your level of adventure by upgrading to a single or double inflatable kayak. This allows you to literally sit down in the water and experience the river and the rapids at a higher level providing  you with more control and excitement. Have fun maneuvering your own kayak and learning a new skill with our experienced guides. Available for those ages 12 and up and when the water levels are 1,200 CFS or lower. Call for details.

 

This is a great half day trip that can be booked with a Zip Line Tour. Click here for the packages we offer.

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(970) 259-8313 

 

Trip Details

 

Trip Times: 

  • 9:00 am
  • 11:30 am

 

Ages:

  • 4-95

 

Pricing:

  • $59 Adult
  • $49 Youth (ages 4-11)

 

We offer a discount for groups of 10 or more. Call us at 970-259-8313 for details and special accommodations.

 

Extras: 

  • Single Kayak upgrade: $71
  • Double Kayak upgrade:  $134 (price includes 2 people)
  • Water Booties and Wetsuit: +$12
  • Water Booties and splash gear: +$8
  • Water Booties: +$5

 

What to bring: Secure shoes (no flip flops), hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and water bottle.

2 Hour Trip

(about 1  1/2 hours on the river)

 

If you don’t have a half day to spend, then join us in Durango for our 2 hour Whitewater Rafting Trip down the Animas River. Experience up to Class III whitewater while learning about Durango’s rich history along the way. We will guide you through the rapids of Train Bridge, Baby Smelter, Smelter, Corner Pocket, Ponderosa, and Clock Tower. You will enjoy all the scenic views of beautiful Durango. This is a great trip for everyone and you will definitely get wet!

 

Our company is known for offering the best rafting trips in Durango.  We use smaller  rafts with less customers which provides you with a faster, more exciting ride and a more personalized trip with your guide.  We use paddle rigs for our rafting trips which allows you to be more involved and experience the fun of maneuvering the raft and pushing through the rapids.

 

Add to your level of adventure by upgrading to a single or double inflatable kayak. This allows you to literally sit down in the water and experience the river and the rapids at a higher level providing you with more control and excitement.  Have fun maneuvering your own kayak and learning a new skill with our experienced guides. Available for those ages 12 and up and when the water levels are 1,200 CFS or lower. Call for details.

 

Have more time or want more adventure?  Book our 4 hour trip or the 2 hour trip with a Zip Line Tour. Click here for the packages we offer.

Reserve Online

Book Now

(970) 259-8313 

 

Trip Times:

  • 9:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:15 pm

 

Ages:

  • 4-95

 

Pricing:

  • $39 Adult
  • $32 Youth (ages 4-11)

 

We offer a discount for groups of 10 or more. Call us at 970-259-8313 for details and special accommodations.

 

Extras

  • Single Kayak upgrade: $47
  • Double Kayak upgrade: $90 (price includes 2 people)
  • Water Booties and Wetsuit: +$12
  • Water Booties and splash gear: +$8
  • Water Booties: +$5

 

What to bring: Water shoes (no flip flops), hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, and water bottle.

"I took my very apprehensive mother in law and my wife and our 3 kids down the river with Zach. His knowledge of the area, including bird calls and river jokes, added immensely to our experience. The river was beautiful, the staff was friendly, and my family had an awesome experience. The owner and the office staff were equally outstanding and hospitable. I would highly recommend this company over the other options in the area!! Thank you Southwest Whitewater."

Craig J. (Trip Advisor)

"The guides are the friendliest on the river. The are conveniently located in town and they include all the gear that you need to have a great time. I would go with them again."

Walter G. (Yelp)

"Our family of 4 decided to try rafting for the first time, so we went on the 2 hour afternoon rafting trip. Rory, the owner, was very patient in explaining everything and our guide, Ti was great. The river was pretty calm for this time of year but we did experience some Class 2 and 3 rapids along the way. They also offer other packages and solo kayaking. We enjoyed this memorable awesome experience, highly recommend!"

Traveler888888888 (Trip Advisor)

"Great company! We rented 5 kayaks for the day. The staff was extremely helpful with advice and maps. It was very affordable and included helmets and PFDs. One of our group decided not to do it and even though we had the Kayak for the day they credited it back and I didn't even ask. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for guided trips or to those who want to rent and do their own thing."

Sean O. (Yelp)

"We did a raft trip on the lower Animas with Emily and had a blast. She made the trip super fun and she had tons of knowledge about the area. She could maneuver the boat to increase or decrease the splash factor, this was great when my wife started to get cold. I would use this company the next time I want to make a rafting trip."

wlguasch (Trip Advisor)