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Lower Animas Half Day

  • Location

    Durango

  • Duration

    Trip Time: 4 hrs
    Water Time: 3 hrs

  • Difficulty

    Beginner Whitewater

  • Price

    Primary $57.00 Adult Ages 12+

    Secondary $47.00 Child Ages 4-11

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Lower Animas Half Day

  • Includes deli-style lunch with sides, fruit, chips, and dessert riverside
  • Price includes splash jackets, life jackets and helmets
  • One Class III rapid plus multiple Class II rapids provide excitement while keeping the experience kid-friendly
  • Approximately 3 hours on the water; 4 hours total time commitment
  • Check in at the Durango Outpost
  • Wetsuits and water shoes available for rent (recommended through June)
  • $57/adults, $47/child ages 4-11

 

Trip Details

 

Enjoy the best of family rafting in Durango! Take on fun junior rapids with names like Smelter and Pinball while enjoying a unique view of this historic area.  The perfect option for families and first-time rafters, the Lower Animas offers something for everyone with paddle boats (where everyone has their own paddle) and oar boats (where guests enjoy the ride while the guide rows).  Enjoy learning about the history of the area from your guide while you take in the stunning scenery.   At the end of the trip, check out photos of the group and browse t-shirts and other great souvenirs at the office.

A half day rafting trip means there’s plenty of time to check out some of Durango’s other fun outdoor activities and adventures. 

Looking for something a bit more high energy? The cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park are some of the best-preserved in the country. Explore them on your own schedule or take a guided tour to learn even more about the Ancestral Puebloans who lived there.

For families with children, Durango Mountain Resort offers a range of fun activities.  Go horseback riding, play a round of mini golf, and fly down the hill on the alpine slide. On a rainy day, check out the Durango Discovery Museum.

Lower Animas Highlights

  • Half-day rafting includes Smelter, Sawmill, Santa Rita and Pinball rapids
  • Beginner-Intermediate Class II-IIII
  • Great for families, school groups, scout troops, and more!
  • Afternoon is more peaceful as you float further from town
  • Minimum 4 years and 30 lbs
  • Multiple check-in times accommodate tight schedules
  • $57/adults, $47/child ages 4-11

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