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Animas River Tours and Tickets

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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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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Durango Kayaking - Half Day Trip

Durango Kayaking - Half Day 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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Durango Kayaking - Quarter Day Trip

Durango Kayaking - Quarter Day Trip

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Navigate the Animas River in your personal inflatable kayak on a 2-hour tour from Durango. There’s no need to smuggle your personal paddle past TSA, as all gear, including a helmet and life vest, is provided for you. After a safety briefing and rundown of the route, it’s time to hit the water. Follow your experienced guide along class III whitewater rapids as you adventure through world famous Colorado wildlife.
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  • 2 hours
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Should I book Animas River tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Animas River can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Animas River 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Animas River costs USD 59.00. Guided Animas River tours start around USD 59.00 per person.
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