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Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company

1,161 reviews
Durango, CO, USA
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About Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
Since 1981! Family & High Adventure Rafting, 4x4 Jeep Trail Tours, Mesa Verde National Park Tours, Official Durango Silverton Train Raft & Rail Package, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Bicycle & SUP Rentals, Value Packages, Group, Military & Senior Discounts.
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23 reviews
Get your whole family out on the rapids with this whitewater rafting trip down the Animas River in Durango. Spend two hours in the company of an adventure guide, paddling over Class I, II, and III rapids, suitable for novices and experts alike (including children). Shoot down the river and take in the scenery, coming away with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of Colorado's wilderness.
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$48.15 per adult
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Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of a rafting adventure on this professionally guided, 4-hour excursion. Ride along the clear, crisp waters of the Animas River in Durango. Crash through the Class I, II and III rapids, which are less technical but no less exciting for an introductory river experience. It’s a perfect balance for kids and adults wanting to share a fun day on the river. All boating equipment, plus transportation and snacks are included.
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$69.00 per adult
17 reviews
With its 5,000 archaeological sites situated in a striking desert environment, Mesa Verde National Park offers visitors a combination of natural and cultural attractions unfound anywhere else in the country. Explore the UNESCO-listed archaeological preserve and national park with a pro on this guided tour, which takes you to the park's must-see attractions, including the Cliff Palace. This tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Durango.
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$155.00 per adult
2 reviews
Spend some time high in the rarified air of the La Plata Mountains on this guided, 4-hour, small-group 4x4 tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure, then this open-vehicle excursion winds up and through La Plata Canyon for 14 rugged miles, reaching breathtaking views from Kennebec Pass at more than 12,000 feet. Along the way, learn about the canyon’s mining history, its native Ute people, the geology and the flora and fauna of the San Juan Mountains. Snacks are included on the trip.
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$95.00 per adult
4 reviews
Navigate the Animas River in your personal inflatable kayak on a 2-hour tour from Durango. There’s no need to smuggle your personal paddle past TSA, as all gear, including a helmet and life vest, is provided for you. After a safety briefing and rundown of the route, it’s time to hit the water. Follow your experienced guide along class III whitewater rapids as you adventure through world famous Colorado wildlife.
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$69.55 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

Tracy did a wonderful job showing us the parks, giving us a great history lesson and giving us ideas of other spots to visit.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Every member of the team was extremely cautious, friendly, and experienced. They created an experience that I will never forget! Camping over night we had a fire we sat around we were fed breakfast lunch dinner. The food was delicious. Dutch oven cooked deserts out...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked during a family vacation to Durango (grandparents, parents and child age 4). The staff at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company was super to deal with. We loved our "captain" who was engaging and made the trip fun - and kept us all...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The guides were professional, safe, and fun. We had a great day on the water - and it is a great way to see the area with rafting in the morning and the train in the afternoon - it can't get any better!!! Our guide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the quarter day trip with our party of six (2 40ish adults, 2 70 yr olds, and 2 kids, ages 10 and 11. Water, weather and thrill level was perfect for our group. Tallulah was a fun and knowledgeable guide and she kept...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and two kids (ages 14 & 21) did the 4 hour trip. So glad we did not do the 2 hr.. would not have wanted to leave that soon. The guides were all great and very detailed on the safety issues that could...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

More river time makes for the best times! Thank you for the recommendation and review, cheers!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Pete, our guide, as fun, funny, and professional -- made everyone in our group feel safe! We did a short morning trip and then rode the shuttle to Silverton and rode the train back to Durango. The shuttle driver with Mountain Waters was also very...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for reviewing our Raft and Rail Package with the Durango-Silverton Train!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent à nice moment Our guide was very patient and funny It was very safe. We recommend mountains waters rafting for everybody

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Date of experience: August 2019
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was just a hot minute The guests were nice and interesting Safety is job number 1 We thank you for the review and recommendation!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had wanted to visit Mesa Verde while in Durango, and was thrilled to find this tour with mountain waters. Greg, Crystal, & Trey Provided a wonderful day in the park! They have so much information and interest in this area that they provided another...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Crystal will be leading her first tours this week, so it is super cool to see her getting reviewed before she actually starts guiding for us! Mountain Waters has developed into being the number 1 independent tour provider at Mesa Verde by hiring the very...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group was 3 seniors, an adult and one 4 yr old. We all loved it. Always felt safe. We took the 4 hour trip. I was worried about it being too long for the 4 year old but she was ready to do it...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You never have to worry about the kids once they get out on the river. Nature and having fun with the adults always wins the day! Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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Diana R
September 7, 2016|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
Hi Diana, The most exciting time of year to raft is when the snow in the San Juan Mountains is melting which makes the Animas River run high and strong. This happens in May and early June. Late June into the fall the river... More
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KevinL92Nh
July 2, 2016|
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So many variables...... The water is holding nicely at a strong medium level due to lasting snow in the mountains and the start of a good monsoon season. That means our family friendly trip through town is fun, splashy and... More
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