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“Great all around”

Flexible Flyers Rafting
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Owner description: Fun, friendly, family oriented whitewater rafting trips. Our guides have a minimum of five years of guiding experience and although you are on vacation "safety doesn't take a vacation". You meet us at our convenient location on river, the same location since 1982! We are the longest family owned and operated whitewater rafting company in Southwest Colorado. Trips depart throughout the day and are a perfect way to cool down after a hot hike in Mesa Verde or a thrilling splash after enjoying a walk through historic downtown Durango. You may have seen town from riding on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train now get a totally different perspective. Parking is free and secure and RV parking is available. When the snow is gone and the water level in the river drops we pull out specially designed river tubes, tubing is a local favorite.Come to have fun and dress to get wet!
Durango, Colorado
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great all around”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I have taken several trips with Flexible Flyers and they never disappoint. When friends visit from out of town, this is the raft guide company I trust for a great and safe time every time. I've used them when the river is high, medium, and low, all good times, no flips. While no raft company can guarantee this, the raft guides for this company seem to be experienced, more than some of the other places in town. They keep it low key by setting up shop on the bank of the river for authenticity and to keep the prices low. Notable guides I've traveled with: Ryan, Ally, and Justin...no flips!

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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews
“Always an adventure~”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Took my 11 year old daughter and 15 year old son down for Fathers day float. Did the 2 hour trip from 32nd street to High Bridge takeout. Trailer blew a tire on the way to the put-in however we were close enough to the river that we could carry the raft the short distance over. Crew and guides handled the situation well and we were able to get back on schedule for our dinner later that evening. Water was running around 2500 cfs and kids had a good time as they had to help with some of the paddling which made it more exciting for them too!

Visited June 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great time on the river”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Our family had a great time on the short, 1 hour raft ride on the Animas River in Durango, CO.
The boat pilots and other staff were all very friendly and professional.
Ryan, our raft guide was amazing, awesome and really fun and still informative about the river and Durango city sites viewable from the river.
I would go back and told some of my family who are new to Durango, to ALWAYS recommend Flexible Flyers when asked about "who should I go rafting with?"

Visited June 2013
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Darnestown, MD.
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64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Super fun day!!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This company looks a little shady, but they are AWESOME!! They meet you in the side of the river and drive you to a destination to tube. Their staff is friendly, funny and knowledgeable. This was definitely money well spent. Tubing the lower Animas River is the way to go. We had all ages (4-70) and it was doable for all ages. The water is a little chilly, but you get used to it. Great company. Fun day! A must do in Durango!!!

Visited June 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Rafting”
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

This was an awesome experience. We had a group of 15 people ranging in age 73 to 7. The guides and owner were so friendly and helpful. The rapids were so fun! I would definitely recommend them. They are very family friendly. Thank you Eric, Rachel, Stephen, and Brandon. Great job!

Visited June 2013
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