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“Awesome river, just pick the right half for you!”
Review of Animas River

Animas River
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$59.00*
and up
4-Hour Rafting Trip Down the Animas River
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$39.00*
and up
Durango 2-Hour Rafting Trip
Ranked #8 of 71 things to do in Durango
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome river, just pick the right half for you!”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

I am writing this to ensure people know the Upper Animas is a hardcore, awesome whitewater rafting experience. My best one-day whitewater trip ever. However, it is NOT for the new-to-whitewater-crowd. The Lower Animas that runs through town is mellow and fun for families.

Now back to the Upper. You ride the train to the middle of nowhere, unload your gear, don wetsuits and buckle in for one of the wildest rivers available in the Lower 48. It's just an incredible experience, wilderness and some of the gnarliest whitewater you can hire a guide service for! Great fun.

Visited June 2011
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San Antonio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Walking the Animas River Trail”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Just beautiful walk on nice path below the town of Durango. Well kept and very scenic and natural beauty.

Visited April 2012
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Durango, CO
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wild river, no dams on river”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

GREAT gold quality water fly fishing! Rafting in spring holds some world class rapids. Fed from snow/ glacial melt so water is very cold.

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Telluride, Colorado
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great family rafting”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

This is a good river to choose if you have children new to rafting.

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