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Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango

  • 4.5-hour Durango rafting tour
  • Enjoy a family-friendly adventure on the Lower Animas River
  • Tackle mild rapids
Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
From US$65.27
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1:30PM Half Day Family RaftingMost Popular
• 1:30 PM Check in and complete waivers • Shuttle to the river • Hit the river! • Refuel with a river side snack • Take out and shuttle back to our office. Arrive back 4 hours later.
From US$65.27
9 AM Half Day Family Rafting
• 9 AM Check in and complete waivers • Shuttle to the river • Hit the river! • Refuel with a river side snack • Take out and shuttle back to our office. Arrive back 4 hours later.
From US$65.27
Float down the Lower Animas River on this 4.5-hour family-friendly rafting trip in Durango. As you glide over the rapids with a guide, you can enjoy views of Durango from the water and take in the natural beauty south of town. Stop on the riverside for a snack, and listen to stories about the history and traditions of the region. This is a mild rafting option for ages 4 years and up. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
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.
Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile
Sad river but great guide

We had an excellent tour with Emma. She warned us the river was mostly a lazy one, but for my husband's first time it was a great first trip. Emma had a good conversation with us and was quite knowledgeable about the river, the animals...More

Thank ShawnalyceD
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Nickol is a great guide!

We went for a morning rafting tour on the Animas River in late July. Our instructor/guide for our fun morning was Nickol. He was really thorough with the instructions given, he answered innumerable questions about rafting and about the surrounding areas we passed by, and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lwelch2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Half day on lower Animas

Had a great time with Mid to Wild! Brad to great care of us on the river! New it was late season and lower flows but still had a wonderful time! Thanks again Brad and the Mild to Wild crew! Dave

Thank GrandTour796063
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Fantastic family adventure

As summer is coming to a close we wanted a fun family adventure as we toured the southwestern part of Colorado. Mild to Wild rafting was an excellent choice. Our family of 5 had our own boat with a wonderful guide named Eric. Even with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Had a blast, even late in the season!

I was on a two week RV road trip with my boys and rode into town after visiting Mesa Verde. On a lark, I thought it would be fun to do a rafting trip. I chose Mild to Wild based on their rating on TripAdvisor....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rcampos67
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8 August 2018|
Response from lindsayelliott | Reviewed this property |
We went in July, and the water level was a little lower than normal. However, it was slowly rising back to normal.