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About Southwest Raft & Jeep
We are a veteran owned, family friendly adventure company located in beautiful Durango, Colorado! We offer the best RAFTING and KAYAKING trips on the Animas River. We use smaller rafts with less customers which provides you with a faster, more exciting ride and a more personalized trip with your guide. We use paddle rigs for our rafting trips which allows you to be more involved and experience the fun of maneuvering the raft and pushing through the rapids. Our 4 HOUR RAFTING TRIP is very popular and includes a full lunch in the price! We also offer a RAFTING and ZIPLINE PACKAGE at a great discount. This package is one of our most popular activities. You can have an all day adventure including a 4 hour Raft Trip, a Full Lunch, and a 2 hour Zipline Tour all included in the price. In addition to our guided trips, we offer several water rentals to enjoy on your own: INFLATABLE KAYAKS, STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS, and RIVER TUBES. If you want to get out and explore the beautiful outdoors, rent one of our JEEP WRANGLERS or LAND ROVERS. There are over 500 jeep trails to explore ghost towns and old mining camps while enjoying panoramic views.
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Anne wrote a review Aug 2020
Abilene, Kansas10 contributions
In Durango, a great experience was rafting the Animas. All the guides worked very well together, were a LOT of fun and let anyone on the trip swim down some rapids if they’d like. There was a special needs young man in our group and all the guides did a great job engaging him throughout our 4 hour trip. Part of the trip was a Delicious! meal at Serious Texas BBQ at the end. Organized, professional, and fun!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Matt N wrote a review Aug 2020
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Zach and Elijah were great raft guides! They made the experience fun for the whole family. Vonda captured great photos that have us laughing with memories.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Caylee M wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had an amazing trip on the river with Southwest Raft and Jeep. Our guide, Tyler, was so fun and great with our two young boys. We felt very safe the whole time and they did their best to make sure we had a great experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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eric m wrote a review Jul 2020
Springfield, Missouri41 contributions12 helpful votes
Go with this company, they make you feel comfortable they are informative and safe. They offer lunch at a local BBQ place but limit is 8$ including drink when others offer chips and soda! Do the 4hr. one at 1130 warmer then. Ask for Annie, she was our guide and she was so much fun and lively. I seen little kids on this and they were fine. Annie will take you through the rougher stuff if you ask and you get pictures for 35$ but great quality in drive. Thanks Annie.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Heidi B wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had the best time with Andy today. He definitely has lots of experience and knows how to guide the raft down the river. We had the best time. Quick check in process and very helpful staff. The lunch was amazing and included with the rafting price. Highly recommend To families for a good time.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Thanks for the shout out to Andy as the "Best Guide Ever!" He is very experienced and a long time guide here. Thanks for your comments about the helpful staff. Glad to hear you enjoyed the customer favorite 4 hour trip with lunch at Serious Texas BBQ. Yes, the best thing is the lunch is included in the price.
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