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2.5 Hour Family Rafting in Durango with Guide

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Durango, United States
2.5 Hour Family Rafting in Durango with Guide

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Adventurous way to get in some family time in Durango
  • Personal flotation device and other necessary gear included
  • Learn how to paddle through rapids from a guide
  • Photos of the tour available for purchase
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
All necessary equipment (paddles, personal flotation, raft, etc.
Round-trip shared transfer
1-hour rafting trip
Photos (available for purchase after trip)
360 S Camino Del Rio , 360 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301, USA

Please meet us at our "Boat Barn" NOT at our sales kiosk. You will need to arrive 20 minutes early. We also have plenty of free parking. Also, you need to sign the digital waiver before arrival. Please call or email us after your booking to get the digital waiver.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Adult pricing applies to travelers 12 and up
  • Dress code: fast-drying clothing, sturdy footwear, no flip flops or jeans
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Wyatt was a great guide...
, Jul 2022
Wyatt was a great guide and funny as well. He definitely loves the water and makes sure you have a good time. He's the best navigator and loves to have fun! Great family adventure.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Greta was an awesome...
, Jul 2022
Greta was an awesome guide!! So fun. Just wish it would have been a little bit longer. It was a lot of fun.
, Jul 2022
Our guide made the experience amazing and made the ride fun. We will definitely do this again and take the longer ride.
Rafting in Durango
, Jul 2022
Great rafting for the family. The guides were awesome. The location Is very convenient to town. A truly fun time (but if you are looking for more serious rapids, you might look elsewhere).
Family fun!
, Jun 2022
My family and I had the most enjoyable trip! Our guide, Zach Unger, was friendly, knowledgeable, and witty. He made the trip so much fun! Michelle was also so sweet and accommodating. Overall everyone was profesional, prompt, and courteous. We would absolutely come back and recommend this to family and friends.
Wet and exhilarating
, Jun 2022
Interesting guide. Felt safe. Fun for the family. Rained a bit, but didn’t lessen the fun. Company is organized, helpful, and friendly. Would love to go again!
I would recommend this...
, Jun 2022
I would recommend this rafting trip to anyone, it is short enough to get the full experience, but not take your whole day, our guide Jason was very competent and experienced, he explained things as we passed them All in all very good
Great family experience
, Aug 2021
Me, My wife and 3 little ones took the splash and dash rafting trip. The waters Were calm for the most part, which was perfect for the kids’enjoyment. The trip was well organized and very safe. Our guide , Jonathan was delightful and made the run lots of fun!
A great experience!!
, Aug 2021
Jonathan was an excellent guide! Told us a bit of history, even took us “ surfing”, but you must be good paddlers. The entire crew from instruction to execution was great! I now have the “ fever” to seek out more white water
Great fun on the river
, Jul 2021
Our guide Brock was the best! What a great way to spend a couple of hours with the family on the beautiful Animas River.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time!
, Jul 2021
Thank you Eldon for a fun time on the river!! Our family really enjoy it! We had a 10 year old and a 6 year old who had a blast!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jul 2021
Ayla was an amazing guide, knowledable and very fun. She made our experience unforgettable. We will come back and do it all over again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great family adventure
, Jul 2021
Our guide Alana was top notch !!!! She was patient with our family ages 4 to 61 as we got settled in to what we were supposed to do. Alana was very knowledgeable, professional and explained everything that we needed to do. Thank you for providing a wonderful adventure for our entire family ! Kay, Keith, Danielle, Ben, Remington, Ryder, and Reiny Belden
1 traveler found this review helpful
Durango river adventure
, Jul 2018
Nice people. Organized. Water in river very low...still our kids had a good time. I would use them again if the river rose.
There was more white water than I...
Kim W
, Aug 2017
There was more white water than I expected which was great. However it wasn't too much. I am planning on taking my three year old grandson on this next time.
Had a great time! Ous guide was...
Tom G
, Jul 2017
Had a great time! Ous guide was knowledgeable and skilled. A longer adventure would have been fun, but for first timers and parents with children this is the perfect trip. I would highly suggest to NOT to send groups of kids on this tour with out adequate adult/child ratio.

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