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White Water Rafting is More Than Just Fun

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Did you know this amazing adventure sport is also excellent for your health?

You probably don’t think about your health when you consider a white water rafting trip.  You’re probably more concerned with safety, than anything else!  Here at Southwest Raft & Jeep, we can assure you that we offer the safest rafting trips in Colorado.  But we can also tell you some awesome benefits that come along with white water rafting–did you know this amazing adventure sport is also excellent for your health?  


This shouldn’t shock you–white water rafting is all about moving your body and fighting the river.  It requires constant movement and a lot of energy that you’ll be using to paddle and steer.  Your heart will certainly get a workout, much like running, but a lot more fun.  Plus, you don’t have to be a star runner to raft!  Anyone can come along on our tours, so long as they’re ready to have fun.


Imagine how amazing you’ll feel once you complete that rapid.  The success is overwhelming–you’ll be ready to take on anything.  And once you finish one rapid, you’ll finish another and another.  White water rafting is an ever-changing sport.  Even the same rivers will have different water levels and new challenges with every run.  Completing each one will keep your self-esteem soaring.


This is especially beneficial if you go rafting with the family.  Rafting requires all parties involved to be constantly vigilant and aware–that’s why there are so many people in a single raft!  It is necessary for everyone to control the raft, so the white water doesn’t kick you overboard.  You’ll constantly be looking out for each other and keeping each other safe.  If your family needs that extra boost of bonding time, white water rafting is an exciting and adventurous way to do that.

Learn more about the benefits of white water rafting here.

Want to try your hand at white water rafting?  Southwest Raft & Jeep has the tour that’s right for you!

We provide you with endless opportunity to have adventurous fun this summer in Colorado.  There are so many places to explore in Durango–how will you choose to explore them?  White water rafting trips provided by Southwest Raft & Jeep are the ideal way to see this great state from a new point of view.

Whether you need a raft, frame, raft/frame combo, coolers, dry boxes, fire pans, inflatable kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP), or Paco pads – we’ve got you covered! We offer six types of raft rentals that range in price from $60/day to $125/day depending on the type of raft and duration of your trip. We ensure high quality, durability, and excellent performance from all of our up-to-date raft rentals. A 50% deposit will be required at the time of booking your raft rental and the balance will be due upon picking up your gear. Please note our cancellation policy and understand that failure to bring the gear back clean will result in a cleaning fee of $100.

To reserve your raft rental or find out more information about our adventure packages and other exciting outdoor services, please contact us today at 970-259-8313 or swing into our main office located at 305 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite V in the Office Depot Complex.

Ready to buy your own raft? Visit our Whitewater Retail Shop!

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