Southwest Raft & Jeep
Southwest Raft & Jeep
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River Rafting & TubingZipline & Aerial Adventure ParksGear Rentals
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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
Abilene, KS12 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
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!!
Written August 9, 2020
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eric m
Springfield, MO68 contributions
Jul 2020
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.
Written July 13, 2020
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Suna1031
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States2 contributions
Aug 2021
The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. Most of them were from local, so they had a lot of knowledge about the local history as well. Had fun listening to them introducing Durango and its history during our trip. We had a group of 26 and all had a blast. The fee was very reasonably priced (rafting and water shoe renting). They also took lots of good pictures of us doing the rafting. Will definitely book with them for our next trip to Durango. Highly recommend!
Written August 23, 2021
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Matt M
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
First time rafting trip for our family of 5 (kids ages 5-8). First thing I noticed was how much more efficient in prepping our rafts for launch our Southwest crew was compared to other companies getting their rafts ready. Our guide Anthony did an outstanding job keeping the kids engaged and letting them be a part of the experience. We had an absolute blast and all of our kids said it is the best part of our trip (the previous favorite was hiking the Narrows in Zion). Our oldest was a little apprehensive but by the end was hoping for more rapids! Lunch was an excellent treat and allowed us to sample Serious Texas BBQ which we were planning on sampling anyways. Thank you again Anthony for a great trip!
Written June 21, 2021
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BRENT O
3 contributions
Jun 2022
A wonderful experience. Safety was very important and enforced strongly. Our tour guide was very skilled and always had total control of the raft. Just the right amount of adventure. Not to a point of recklessness but enough to make you feel that you had experienced some challenges. Did the 4 hour tour with lunch at Serious Texas Barbeque. Excellent meal. Will definitely do it again when in the area.
Written July 6, 2022
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Jim S
2 contributions
Aug 2022
The people that work at Southwest Raft & Jeep from the Front Desk to the Bus Driver and guide were great. We felt welcomed and well taken care of. Our guide Clair was great! Our family had a blast. Southwest Raft and Jeep captured our raft trip with great photographs that we will cherish for memories tell next time. We highly recommend Southwest Raft and Jeep for your next Rafting trip. As soon as we got out of the raft the wife said I want to go again! We will be back!
Written August 30, 2022
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Sam S
Taylorsville, UT2 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a group of 38 participate for a family reunion, ranging in age from 5 to 55. All had a great time, even the teenagers. The guides made it a fun trip for all ages. For many, this was the highlight of the 5-day reunion. Lunch was much better than expected, the guides were friendly and knowledgeable, and there was a great balance between fun, excitement, and safety (we were never worried about our little ones and the teens were thoroughly entertained). I would highly recommend Southwest Raft and Jeep, and if we do return to the Durango area, we will definitely book additional adventures with them.
Written June 18, 2022
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Ben E
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Jake was an amazing guide. Tons of knowledge about the area that's fills in the calmer parts between rapids.
The trip was very fun. We have 5 kids from 7 to 15 and all of them enjoyed. Great for a first time family rafting trip. The lunch at serious Texas BBQ was delicious. I would recommend it to anyone who wants see what rafting is about.
Written June 26, 2021
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AH Rushing
Bentonville, AR42 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
It was our Littles (10yo twins and 11yo) first time rafting. Kyle and team made the experience so fun and comfortable, they’re already asking to raft bigger rapids next time! Thank you!
Written July 3, 2023
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Danielle F
Orlando, FL3 contributions
Jun 2022
This was the first time rafting for a few members of our group and all wished we had booked the 4 hour instead of 2 hr. Guides were friendly and knowledgeable. They gave information about the area and recommendations. After this experience, would definitely raft again.
Written July 3, 2022
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