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Address: Durango, CO
Activities: White-water rafting, Fishing

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The river was running at it's high level.

A rafting trip was planned, but due to cold rains that day the group decided on other activities. The trip would have provide a challenging class 4 rapids experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Stephanie J
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A rafting trip was planned, but due to cold rains that day the group decided on other activities. The trip would have provide a challenging class 4 rapids experience

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Cortez, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We loved to kayak from Trimble Lane, or north upstream from 32nd street area, but visitors can choose from many rafting companies. Wildlife includes beaver, deer, ducks and geese, even blue herons north of town, depending on the season. Down in the river corridor, it's a magical world, quiet and peaceful except when a beaver slaps his tail near you.

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Big Spring, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

While my family rafted, I was given a tour of the river and learned a lot of the history of the area. I got to see people doing all sorts of activities along the river. It is a very clean place to visit and wonderful for a family with small children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Beautiful!! There is nothing to dislike! The train ride from Durango to Silverton was super! Silverton is a neat place to get lunch on that end of your train ride.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We walked along the river walk area in Durango an drafted down the river the next day. The water was up this year but it was a relaxing river to walk along and enjoy the scenery and the rafting was excellent

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Go with a guide down this river especially during its high running times, May and June. After watching Animas River Days (this is a great bunch of events and I respect the locals who I now know are very experienced) I tried it in my own personal inflatable, made for white water, kayak. Unless you're highly experienced go with a... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Animas River is gorgeous, period. You can raft or fish, or you can just take a beautiful walk along its banks in Durango.

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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful fast moving mountain river...great for river rafting, fishing (a gold medal site), walking along the river on the river trail, picnics.

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Roswell, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The river was clean and beautiful. I really enjoyed going to sleep to the sound of the river. The Doubltree is right on the river and has a nice restaurant and bar.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Whether it was viewed from the bus up to Silverton, the train back down from Silverton, walking through Durango, and in a raft crashing through the rapids the Animas river does not disappoint. Calm and serene in places yet crashing and wondrous in others. Smell and sound delightful.

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Address: Address: Durango, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango

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