The half-day rafting trip, featuring Class I, II, III Rapids, takes rafters through the national kayaking course and Durango’s famous white water park and Smelter rapids. Rafter will stop for a snack and an opportunity to swim depending on the weather and river flow. This rafting adventure is 4.5 hours round–trip with approximately three hours on the water and ideal for families with kids ages 4 and up. Looking for less time on the water? Check out our Splash & Dash 2.5 hour rafting trip.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your trip departs to complete waivers and collect any necessary rental items. Restrooms and changing facilities are available. From here, the driver and rafting guides take your group to our put-in location. Guides will review safety, paddling skills and answer any questions. When your trip is complete, we will return to 360 S Camino Del Rio, Durango CO, 81301.
Trip fees include everything you will need for your trip; safety orientation, PFD, personal floatation device (please no personal PFDs), transportation to and from the Animas River, complimentary lockers. River shoes, splash jackets and wetsuits are available for rent.
What To Bring:
Be prepared to get wet! We recommend wearing shorts, t-shirt or a bathing suit (something you’re comfortable getting wet in) tennis shoes, or river sandals. No flip flops, Crocs or bare feet. River shoes are available to rent. Bring a towel and change of dry clothes and shoes. Restrooms and changing facilities are available.
Be sure to lock all of your valuables in your car or one of our complimentary lockers before heading down the river.
If you enjoy your trip, feel free to tip as gratuity for our guides and drivers is not included in the price of your trip.
For questions call Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours at 970-259-0289 or toll free 1-855-999-7238.
The Health Department requires mask or face coverings in the vehicles while going to and from the river. All guests will be required to wash or sanitize their hands prior to boarding. All equipment and vehicles will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each trip. All trips will be run with a limited capacity.
Shirts must be worn under all life jackets.