Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours


Experience Durango’s best adventures. Connecting family & friends through nature & adventure. What are you waiting for? Mild to Wild celebrates 20+ years guiding folks in nature and adventure. From 2-hour adventures to 4-day experiences, this is your go-to source for exploration of the southwestern United States. Raft trips take place on 5 beautiful, distinct rivers that carve their way through desert and mountain scenery. Open air jeep tours let you enjoy mountaintops in comfort. Relax and rejuvenate while Mild to Wild experts handle every detail. This is the best way to experience pristine wilderness that few people ever get to see. Venture through all types of terrain…even trains and western ghost towns. Additionally we offer one way packages with the train, multi-adventure packages and guided small groups to Mesa Verde for interpretive tours!

Save up to $90 per person on the Colorado River, San Miguel River and Salt River!
Experience a night under the stars with the sound of the river lapping in your ears…and keep it simple without the hassles of bringing your own camping gear! Free camping gear includes: sleeping bags, sleeping pads and tents. Mention “Free Camping Rentals” at time of booking. Not valid on with other discounts of packages.

Save up to $60/Person on our Intermediate and High Adventure Whitewater trips
Get free rentals on our thermal wetsuit package on the San Miguel River, Upper Piedra River, Lower Piedra River or the Upper Animas River. Mention “Free Thermal Wetsuit” offer at the time of booking. Not valid with other discounts.

10% Off Jeep Trail Tour Special!
Experience the beauty of Colorado mountains as you summit to 13,000 feet on a guided, interpretive jeep trail tour! Sit back, relax and take in the stunning views while we show you all there is to see: cascading waterfalls, spectacular wildflowers, Colorado wildlife and mining ghost towns! Reserve a tour of La Plata Canyon or a Ghost Town Tour. To redeem, mention “10% Off Jeep Trail” offer at the time of booking, valid on future reservations only, cannot be combined with other offers or packages.

Durango’s Lower Animas Free Photo Special!
Reserve a Lower Animas Half or Full Day trip to receive a FREE action shot of your boat as you go through a Class III rapid! This free $20 value can be applied to the “All Photo CD”, which includes all your trip’s photos! Mention “Free Photo” at the time of reservation to redeem, and cannot be combined with other offers. Valid on packages including the Lower Animas 1/2 day.

Adventure Events and Specialty Trips

4th of July River Parade!

Be part of Mild to Wild’s 4th of July Rafting Parade that flows through the heart of Durango on the Lower Animas River. There are 5 meet times to choose from: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:30pm & 3:30 pm! Seats are limited. Kids get a 4th of July souvenir. Join us in dressing up in 4th of July attire! Best costume wins a prize. 

Guide Instructional Course

Learn to guide a raft in one of our state certified guide instructional courses. Our Comprehensive Course is 13 days long including some of our multiday/camp out trips, while the Basic Course is 8 days long on Durango’s Lower Animas River. 

The Ultra Upper Animas

Your adventure of a lifetime! Combining the Silverton and Needleton Upper Animas trips into one day makes for the biggest marathon Colorado rafting whitewater adventure trip in the U.S. – guaranteed to leave your thirst for adventure quenched and your arms ready for a break! This specialty trip departs on May 28th and June 4th or any day with a group of 8 or more and is only available when the river is fast and high. For more information,click here

Piedra Double Box

Save money on our 2-day trip, by combining the Upper and Lower boxes of the Piedra River into one exhilarating day of fun! Warm up in the morning with the technical rapids of the Upper Box, enjoy a riverside lunch and then drop down into the heart pumping rush of the Lower Box in the afternoon. The days rapids intensity ranges from Class II to big Class IV or V (depending on water levels) and creates an amazing whitewater filled day in this highly protected and rarely explored waterway. This specialty trip departs on May 17, 24 & 31, or any day for a group of 8 or more. For more information, click here

Float & Soak

Splash though the Class I, II, and III rapids of Durango’s Lower Animas River, then head to the hot springs to soak in the therapeutic mineral pools! There is no better way to finish off a day of adventure! Click the “Book This Trip” button below, select your raft trip, and then select the hot springs add on. 

History & Heritage Tour

Explore the Southwest’s rich history on our History & Heritage Tour. It is a 2 day tour with the first day on our Trails n’ Rails (jeep/train tour) and the second day on our guided interpretive Mesa Verde Discovery Tour of Mesa Verde National Park. For more information, click here

White Water Raft & Brewery Craft

Experience Durango rafting on the Lower Animas River for a half day and then finish off your day with samplers from two of Durango’s favorite breweries. Sampler includes 2 Mild to Wild pint glasses, a flight at each brewery and a self guided map. 1 sampler ($35) can be shared by 2 people.