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Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango

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    What to Expect
    Your tour starts in either the morning or afternoon at the rafting tour office, where you'll sign a waiver form and get ready for your trip down Durango's Lower Animas River. 

    After a shuttle ride to the river, listen to a safety briefing and some instructions, and then hop on your raft and hit the water. With your guide in charge of the raft, you'll paddle along, navigating the Train Bridge Rapid, Baby Smelter, and Class III Smelter Rapid.

    Pull over on the riverbank for a snack of granola bars and fruit, and then continue rafting along the Sawmill, Santa Rita, and Pinball rapids, depending on the flow. Your tour ends with the shuttle ride back to the rafting office, roughly four hours after your departure time.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The main office
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Inclusions
    • River and land access fees included
    • Snacks
    • Trip Leaders average 2,000 river miles
    • highly maintained equipment
    • Round trip shuttle from main office
    • Free Parking
    • Pre-trip safety orientation
    • Free splash jackets and helmets (if desired)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 4 years
    • Wet-suit and wet-suit boot rentals are highly recommended through June
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Hands down the most fun my family had all summer! The service was great and our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable.
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    Response from Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Hi Charlie! Thank you for the kind review. We are happy you had a blast with your family! We hope to share another adventure with you all soon!
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    Lovely trip down the Animas River. Not too rough a ride. Can paddle or not. The guide was competent, friendly and helpful.
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    Response from Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
    Responded 10 Nov 2019
    Hi Dorothy! Thank you for sharing about your adventure down the Animas River! We are thankful to have shared a fun adventure together:) Thanks for choosing Mild to Wild!
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    Hayden was a first class guide! This trip was one designed to “get our feet wet” with rafting, and it met our expectations. Instructions were succinct and concise, communication of upcoming river features was very clear, and conversation was personable, yet professional making
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    Response from Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
    Responded 3 Oct 2019
    We are thrilled to hear about your fun rafting trip with Hayden on the Lower Animas. And thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with Mild to Wild. We would love to share more adventures with you soon. Feel free to request Hayden as your guide again!
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    From the reservations process to the guided raft trip, Mild to Wild exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait to come back for a multi day raft trip spring break. The Jeep tour into the mountains and our guide, Jerry, was also fantastic. The colors are starting to change and the
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    Response from Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    Thanks so much for sharing your rafting experience and jeep tour experience with Mild to Wild. We can't wait to see you in the spring on the Upper Salt River in Arizona, or Cataract Canyon in Moab, Utah!
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    Amazing service all around from booking to the welcoming smiles to the guides! Couldn't have asked for a better rafting experience.
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    Response from Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
    Responded 22 Sep 2019
    We are so glad to hear you had a fantastic trip. We would love to share another adventure with you all soon! Thank you for taking the time to share:)
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