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Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip provided by Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company

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Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip

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Mountain Waters Rafting
303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USAMeet at the Mountain Waters Rafting office 303 W. College Dr Durango, CO 81301 Free secure parking!
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    Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Animas River
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Pass by Animas River Trail
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    Santa Rita Park
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mountain Waters Rafting, 303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Free Parking.
  • Outstanding customer service.
  • We focus on safety so you can focus on the fun!
  • Raft equipment: life jackets, helmets (optional)
  • A snack of fresh fruit, chips and salsa.
  • Transportation to and from the river.
  • Professionally certified white water guide.
Exclusions
  • Thermal gear available for rent at time of trip
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children under 11 must weigh at least 30 pounds
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
76Reviews
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Peter H wrote a review Aug 2019
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Fun day rafting! Marcus did a great job managing the rapids and managing the raft full of people! The river was kind of low but he came up with fun activities to keep the kids in the raft entertained, and stopped to help out another raft whose guide was hurt.
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Marcus the Manager is what we call him! I am glad you had fun at the end of the rafting season here on the Animas River. Labor Day weekend is when the locals get out the inner tubes for the holiday and we start thinking about ski season. Thank you for the review.
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Adam M wrote a review Aug 2019
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My wife and our 5-year-old did this trip with another family. It was late August so the water wasn't very high, and we did get stuck a couple of times. Our guide, Trevor, hopped out to unstick us a couple of times which was great. All in all, the guides are entertaining and
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip
Responded 25 Aug 2019
Late August rafting is when we see the lower river levels that make rafting what we euphemistically call "technical" or "boating by braille." We just have fun and roll with it because any time on the river is a great way to spend part of your day. Thank you for the review.
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OKALLDAY wrote a review Aug 2019
Collinsville, Oklahoma72 contributions41 helpful votes
My wife and two kids (ages 14 & 21) did the 4 hour trip. So glad we did not do the 2 hr.. would not have wanted to leave that soon. The guides were all great and very detailed on the safety issues that could arise. Highly recommend this crew!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip
Responded 18 Aug 2019
More river time makes for the best times! Thank you for the recommendation and review, cheers!
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973holly wrote a review Aug 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland5 contributions4 helpful votes
My group of nine thought our guide, AJ, was great with making sure all the kids stayed safe while also getting to jump in, get splashed, and do plenty of paddling. The class 3 rapids were super fun, as were the many stretches of class 2s. We did a rafting trip a week ago with
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip
Responded 17 Aug 2019
Thank you for giving us a try. The Mountain Waters crew has taken great pride in becoming Number 1 on TripAdvisor this summer and reviews like yours are the reason why. Thank you for the review and recommendation!
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Lew D wrote a review Aug 2019
Rio Verde, Arizona130 contributions42 helpful votes
This part of the Animas River is mostly class 1 & 2, with a couple of class 3 midway. Not great if you are an experienced rafter, but great for a family with kids. We were a group of eight with ages between 8 and 74. Everyone had a blast. Our guide Cole was terrific, always
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from RiverJames, Owner at Durango Rafting - Family Friendly Half Day Trip
Responded 17 Aug 2019
The Mountain Waters team is proud to earn your 5, it means a lot! Come on back and try one of our "Adventure Rafting Trips" on the Class 4-5 Upper Animas River, Class 4 Piedra River, Class 3-4 Salt River or the continuous Class 3 San Miguel River. Thank you for the review!
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Mesa Verde Day
Frank Miller was a fantastic guide! He was personally connected to the park, having grown up in the area so was ve
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Unforgettable thrilling & unique boating trip
My friends and I did several rafting trips with Mountain Waters during our stay in Durango last summer, it was grea
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Brian M
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Fantastic experience
Our guide, Frank, was absolutely fantastic & the knowledge he imparted was really great. Not only about Mesa Verde
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Brian M
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Great guide. Really informative
Frank was our guide & he couldn’t be more informative & knowledgeable of the whole area & history. Really worthwhil
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Ctlgal2019
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Great fun for all!
Our family and friends took this rafting excursion together. A mixed group of novice and experienced rafters. We al
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flowerflds
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Mesa Verde Day Tour
My husband and I had a tour of Mesa Verde Chapin Mesa with Crystal the other week. It was the highlight of our tri
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KahauKai
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Beaver Sharks!
My children, 14,14,13,12 LOVED riding the Animas seeing the wildlife that were both fictional and real! (Our guide
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schumik65
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Great trip with great crew
We made this trip in late August and we had lots of fun with a funny and very professional crew. The trip lasted ar
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dops2019
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Quality time
Great guide. Learned a lot on the drive up to drop off. Had not done before. Was just a great quality family tim
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tabshelties7
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Fun filled activity on our honeymoon!
Our river guide, Dillon, was great! He was very knowledgeable and kept us safe, but mostly he was FUN! He kept us l
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Donna D
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Families who raft together get wet together😂
Family from Iowa and Texas spent a wonderful week in the Durango area. Some of us had rafted before and some had n
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Mike-Lora2019
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It was a blast!!
We had a great time. Dylan (LBC) was our guide. He was awesome. They had nice equipment, told us what we needed to
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cperonek
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Captain Pete
Wonderful family experience start to finish. Pete was fantastic!!!!! This was a highlight of our week long stay in
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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