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$62.54*
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Family Friendly Animas River Raft Trip
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$41.34*
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Economy Durango River Rafting Trip
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$258.00*
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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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  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower animas” (63 reviews)
“the river” (196 reviews)
“half day trip” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5911
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"lower animas"
in 63 reviews
"the river"
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"half day trip"
in 44 reviews
"rail package"
in 7 reviews
"class rapids"
in 17 reviews
"great guide"
in 27 reviews
"these guys"
in 22 reviews
"white water"
in 15 reviews
"trip fun"
in 10 reviews
"economy trip"
in 7 reviews
"inflatable kayaks"
in 7 reviews
"rafting adventure"
in 9 reviews
"super fun"
in 13 reviews
"great rafting"
in 7 reviews
"excellent trip"
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"a lot of fun"
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"first timers"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great time going down the river and seeing the beautiful natural views and wildlife. But the trip was really made special by our fantastic guide, Andrew. He was not just smart and nice, but also very diligent with respect to safety precautions...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The guides were all amazing and did such a great job making sure we had fun. They go out of their way to provide a fun experience. We took our grandsons and I’m pretty sure they will remember it forever! We will!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great trip down the Animas river through Durango. We did the four hour trip which was a perfect first rafting experience for our eight year old daughter. Our guide, Cole, was outstanding. Full of interesting information and fun stories. Also a great...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such a blast rafting the Upper Animas! The guides and staff were great. We couldn’t ask for a better experience. We will definitely use this company again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great family four hour rafting trip. Some excitement for older kids but generally young kid friendly.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a 4 hour rafting trip. Our guide, Michael, was awesome! All staff were helpful and made our experience fun and memorable. We will be back again, and will recommend this attraction to anyone wanting to raft in this beautiful area.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide was amazing! Super informative and knowledgeable we had a great time and the experience made our vacation memorable. We will definitely be going back!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself and my 8-yr old went rafting (his first time). The waters weren’t as rapid due to poor snowfall in winter 2017, but my son nevertheless enjoyed the 4-hr trip thoroughly. Mountain waters was very professional and Andrew in particular was great. Strongly recommend for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful tucked away location! Would recommend for an electronics free get away. Amazing hosts! I’m already planning to go back.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guide Jefe was awesome. We laughed the whole time. It was an experience we will never forget! Even our dog had fun!

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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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July 2, 2016|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
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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