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Big Mountains and Big Whitewater! Take on Class III-V rapids as you pass the 14,000′ peaks of the San Juan range. When the water is high, this is considered one of the most advanced stretches of commercial river in the US, and if the heart-pounding stretches of continuous whitewater don’t take your breath away, the scenery will! Tackle this 12-mile continuous whitewater stretch with a shuttle in and out of the trip. Hit the Class V Broken Bridge Rapid, aka “Holy Cow!” then navigate numerous Class IV challenges with continuous Class III whitewater in between the big ones. Midday, enjoy a gourmet deli lunch with a hike to a historic mining cabin before taking on the second half of this intense whitewater experience!

After a day on the Upper Animas, you’ll probably want to relax as you recover from the non-stop excitement! Consider visiting one of the many hot springs in the area to soak sore muscles or stop into one of the many fantastic restaurants in town.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Includes deli-style lunch riverside
  • Price includes wetsuits
  • Long stretches of continuous whitewater provide a high –adrenaline experience great for experienced rafters
  • Approximately 12 miles on the river | Full day trip
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Location: Durango, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: Full Day

Difficulty: Level 6

River Rating: Class V

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Price:
from $285 for ages 16+

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

For your Upper 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
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ITINERARY

EVENING PRIOR TO TRIP

  • At 5:15PM check in at Outpost
  • Get fitted for thermal wetsuit
  • Orientation raft trip
  • Practice swim Class II & III rapid

DAY OF TRIP

  • Meet at the Durango Outpost at 7:30 AM
  • Shuttle to Silverton via Million Dollar Skyway
  • Suit up in required wetsuits & booties
  • Head out on the river!
  • Warm up in Class III Animas Gorge
  • Scout & run the Ten Mile Rapid, Class V
  • Break for riverside lunch
  • Back to the river for more Class III rapids
  • Scout & run the No Name rapid
  • Finish out with more Class III
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

May – August
Daily
7:30 AM

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