Lower Animas Full Day
Trip Recommender

Find Your Perfect Adventure

Lower Animas Full Day

TRIPS WE OFFER

SCROLL

01
01
OVERVIEW

Relax and enjoy a unique view of historic Durango. Bounce through fun-filled rapids like Smelter, Sawmill, Santa Rita and Pinball while learning the history of the region and local traditions. First-time rafters and veterans will enjoy this river rafting trip through Durango on the Animas River. No experience necessary! Break midday for a hearty riverside lunch, then enjoy a relaxing float in the afternoon while soaking in the scenery. Your guide will provide historical background of the region and fun facts about the local flora and fauna. Return to the outpost to check out photos of your group and browse souvenirs in the retail shop.

Hoping for more great activities for the kids? Durango Mountain Resort offers great on-mountain adventures, including an Alpine Slide, Bungee Trampoline, climbing wall and mini golf course.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Includes deli-style lunch with sides, fruit, chips, and dessert riverside
  • Price includes splash jackets, life jackets and helmets
  • Primarily Class II rapids with one Class III rapid – perfect for children and those wanting to experience whitewater for the first time.
  • Approximately 5 hours on the water
LAST
NEXT
BOOK THIS TRIP

Location: Durango, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 2

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 4 years old

Price:
from $89 adult 13+
from $71 ages 7-12

02
02
WHAT'S INCLUDED

For your Lower Animas Full Day trip, you will meet at the Durango Outpost on Animas View Drive in southwest Colorado. Wetsuits and footwear are available for rent at the outpost, and all other necessary gear is provided for you.

MEALS

  • Riverside deli lunch with sides, fruit, chips & dessert

EQUIPMENT

  • Splash Jacket
  • PFD
  • Helmets

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimsuit to wear under wetsuit
  • Sunglasses and strap to secure glasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
LAST
NEXT

03
03
ITINERARY

MORNING

  • Meet at the Durango Outpost
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Shuttle to the Animas River for your full day trip
  • Tackle Train Bridge Rapid, Baby Smelter & Smelter Rapid
  • Thunder through Santa Rita, Sawmill & Pinball

AFTERNOON

  • Break for a riverside lunch
  • Back out on the river for a mellow afternoon
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost
LAST
NEXT

04
04
DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

9:00AM Daily, May – August

LAST
NEXT

Similar Trips

Lower Animas Half Day
  • Location: Durango, CO
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Duration: 1/2 Day
  • Physical Level: Level 2
  • Price:
    from $57 ages 13+
    from $47 ages 4-12
Dolores River 3 Day
  • Location: Cortez, CO
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Duration: Overnight Multiday
  • Physical Level: Level 4
  • Price:
    from $599 for ages 10+
Upper Animas Full Day
  • Location: Durango, CO
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Physical Level: Level 6
  • Price:
    from $285 for ages 16+
Dolores River 6 Day
  • Location: Durango, CO
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Duration: Overnight Multiday
  • Physical Level: Level 4
  • Price:
    from $999 for ages 10+