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Get your helmets and life vests ready—this family-friendly rafting river serves up class I, II and III rapids as it winds through Colorado shrub land and downtown Durango. Calmer than its wild upper reaches in the San Juan mountains surrounding Silverton 48 miles north, Durango’s stretch boasts calm bends as well as several named rapids including “Smelter,” “Pinball,” and “Santa Rita Hole,” as it passes the fairgrounds and the buildings of downtown. Though it still can be a wild ride, most guided tours will take kids as young as five years old. Rafting adventures run from May to September.

In the height of summer when the river is warmest and lowest, tubing is also a popular past time. The city runs shuttles from the parking and take-out at 9th Street at Schneider Park to the put-in near the Recreation Center where there’s free air fills for tubes. South of town a four-mile stretch of river has achieved notoriety as an excellent fly-fishing spot for rainbow and brown trout.

If you’re in Durango in the off-season, you can still enjoy the river and its downtown views via the Durango River Trail. The walking path has pedestrian bridges and sculpture installations and follows the course of the river through the city.

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Durango Kayaking - Classic Trip

Durango Kayaking - Classic Trip

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Double the adventure and thrills of the Animas River by piloting your own inflatable kayak (IK). This trip takes you through Durango and a Class III Whitewater Park. You will be instructed and outfitted by our professional guides to pilot your Inflatable Kayak along with the raft trip. This excursion requires full participation and a strong sense of adventure!
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  • 4 hours
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Durango Colorado - Rafting 2.5 Hour
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Durango Colorado - Rafting 2.5 Hour

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Whitewater rafting tour with the best guides in Durango, CO. Colorado Outback Adventures owners have been in the outdoor business for over 20 year. We pride ourselves in providing the best service possible, and will help in a memorable adventure in Durango, CO 81301.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Zip Line - Rafting Package
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Zip Line - Rafting Package

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Float the Animas River in Durango on this full-day tour, perfect for families. With a guide leading, even first-timers and small children will enjoy the river rafting experience. After a lunch break (own expense), head for the zipline, where you'll zoom through the Ponderosa pines for epic views of the Colorado mountains all around you.
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  • 7 hours
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip
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Durango Family-Friendly 2-Hour Rafting Trip

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Get your whole family out on the rapids with this whitewater rafting trip down the Animas River in Durango. Spend two hours in the company of an adventure guide, paddling over Class I, II, and III rapids, suitable for novices and experts alike (including children). Shoot down the river and take in the scenery, coming away with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of Colorado's wilderness.
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  • 2 hours
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Durango Colorado - Rafting 4.5 Hour
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Durango Colorado - Rafting 4.5 Hour

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We offer the best guides and activities in Durango, CO 81301. Whitewater rafting down the Animas River is fun for the whole family. Get splashed in the rapids and enjoy the float through town, and then out of town. We specialize in creating memories in Colorado.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Durango Rafting - Animas River Adventure Day
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Durango Rafting - Animas River Adventure Day

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The Animas River provides a incredible outdoor adventures right in the heart of Durango! Live like a local for a day playing on the river.
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  • 6 hours
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2.5 Hour Family Rafting in Durango with Guide

2.5 Hour Family Rafting in Durango with Guide

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Not all rafting trips have to take up your entire day—this tour from Durango gets you on the water and back out with time to enjoy another adventure before the sun goes down. You'll spend one hour on the Animas River navigating the Class II and Class III rapids with a rafting guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whitewater Rafting - Advanced Class IV-V Upper Animas Silverton Trip
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Whitewater Rafting - Advanced Class IV-V Upper Animas Silverton Trip

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At moderate to high flows this is one of the most demanding whitewater stretches in the US launching from Silverton, CO at 9,300 feet. Ten miles of challenging river culminates with Class V No Name Rapid. From here it is 2 miles of continuous whitewater dropping an amazing 120ft/mi ending at Needleton where we will board the train for the ride back to Durango. Outstanding, challenging, breathtaking: the definition of world class.
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