We are visiting Durango this summer...we will take a two-night "side trip" to stay in Ouray and also explore Telluride. This will be our third visit to the area and we are really looking forward to it!
Both of our previous trips have included whitewater rafting trips on the Animas, but we are exploring the possibility of a different river, hopefully with faster water, even though we know that coming in July means lower levels on the rivers.
Here's the problem...our youngest will be 7 1/2 next summer, is the size of an average 9 year old, and says that he is "bored" by the lower Animas...after last summer's trip on the Nantahala (in North Carolina) he's ready for faster waters...class II-III, just like last summer. (this will be his fourth whitewater rafting trip)
So...does anyone have suggestions re: different rivers and specific rafting guide companies? I'm posting this in both Durango and Telluride forums in the hopes that someone can help out.