Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours

Overview

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.


An Interview With Mild To Wild

What is your most popular trip? Jeep tours, rafting or combo packages?

Our most popular package is the Rivers, Rails and Trails package which is our Jeep/Train (bus to Silverton, Jeep Trail Tour above Silverton, and Train Silverton to Durango) followed/preceded by a 1/2 day raft trip another day.

Mild 2 Wild is known to have great guides! Where do you find your guides and how do you pick them?

We train most of our guides in house. They complete a 14 day on river (with some overnights to learn to be the complete guide – how to set up camp, how to prepare food, how to keep camp cleanliness, how to entertain around the campfire, customer service, river etiquette, ect). We take them on lots of different river so they learn how to “read” the river, not just memorize it. This makes them a better guide because as the river changes with the water levels, they can “read” it and hit the best, safest lines. We then interview the guides, check references and have each of our state certified instructors evaluate them. From this information, we pick the cream of the crop….hire, and continue training them.

What is the oldest and youngest customers you’ve had rafting the Animas?

The youngest we take is 3 years old and 30 pounds and this is on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. On the Animas in Durango we prefer age 4 and at least 35 pounds. The oldest we have taken was a spry 98 year old woman.