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Address: Durango, CO
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We loved our 1st time kayaking experience on this river that flows through quaint Durango. If you want a bit more adventure than the rafting, inflatable kayaks were a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ginger S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our 1st time kayaking experience on this river that flows through quaint Durango. If you want a bit more adventure than the rafting, inflatable kayaks were a great option. We used Mild to Wild Rafting and can't recommend their guides and customer service enough.

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Colorado
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Went rafting in this river. I have been rafting in a few other places. Compared to them, this river was more mellow. If you have never been rafting, this is a good river to start in.

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Thank Saebr18
Denton, Texas
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92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We rode the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad along the Animas. Every turn had something new to enjoy. I can see why it's such an attraction.

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Thank jayares2015
Flagler Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

it's a beautiful view the whole way, and whatever rafting company you choose, it will be a fun experience. It's not a real bumpy trip, except for some parts where it was a rush of adrenaline :)). For the most part, it was a relaxing-ish ride, but it was fun to paddle and it was easier to do more fun... More 

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Thank Hadley C
Fayetteville, GA
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We took the train along this river. It made several stops so hikers could get off and explore. The sound of the rushing water along with the rugged terrain and the shining sun made for a beautiful day out!

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Thank ed78
Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The river is zig zaggging the city of Durango and I am sure that it will be a lot of fun to river raft on it. We were there on winter and had no desire to venture into the cold water. We did follow the river from its shores and it looked very promising. Too bad it was so cold... More 

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Thank RayMiami
Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Grab your tubes and a six pack and head down to the river. You can float for as little or long as you want with plenty of convenient takeout's along the way

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Thank Ryan R
Durango, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the river that had a muddy mine dump, it is clean and the fish that live in it did not die from the muddy dump by the EPA so come enjoy it is pretty even in the winter and so fun to raft in the summer.

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Thank 2526Vet
Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This river is so much fun to follow from Silverton down to New Mexico. Whether on horseback riding along side, by train or on a river raft the river is gorgeous! A must see and do!

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Thank Renee W
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Took my fiance on his first trip to the west slope of the Rockies. Even in the winter, this river is beautiful to see.

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