Lower Animas Half Day
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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.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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
  • Wetsuits and water shoes available for rent (recommended through June)
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Location: Durango, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: 1/2 Day

Difficulty: Level 2

River Rating: Class III

Minimum Age: 4 years old

Price:
from $57 ages 13+
from $47 ages 4-12

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

For your Lower Animas Half Day trip, you will meet at the Durango Outpost on Animas View Drive in southwest Colorado. All the necessary gear is provided for you, and wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent if preferred.

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
  • Extra layers of quick-dry clothing
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DAY 1

  • Meet at the Durango Outpost
  • Gear up & meet your guide
  • Shuttle to the Animas River for your 1/2 day trip
  • Bounce through Smelter, Sawmill, Santa Rita & Pinball
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

May – October
Daily
9:00 AM | 1:30 PM

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