* Family Friendly Raft Trips * Adventure Rafting * Durango Silverton Train *
* Zip Line Tours * Rock Climbing * 4×4 Tours * Bicycle Rentals * Group Discounts *
We love what we do at MWR! “Mountain Waters believes that rafting is one of the funnest things in the world you can do. The joy of floating down a river or being challenged by difficult whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. We’ll makes it easy and fun to combine all the areas activities with our specialty: whitewater rafting in Durango! 30 + years of experience and our satisfied customers are what make us proud and strong”. Owners Dan Bechtel and James Wilkes
Family Friendly Raft Trips
See Durango the way the locals see it, from the river! Whitewater rafting down the Animas River will be the highlight of your family vacation. Our guides make all the difference
and Mountain Waters guides are the BEST! Share an adventure. Make a memory. Our office is just one block from the river in downtown Durango.
Upper Animas Class IV or V, 1-3 day trips
Mountain Waters Rafting has been running commercial trips on the Upper Animas since 1982. We are the pioneers
and our safety record speaks for itself. We offer Class IV or V and 1-3 day trip options. All Upper Animas trips ride the train. Durango Herald History of the Upper Animas River
Durango-Silverton Train & Raft Packages
Take a ride through time to or from Silverton on the world famous Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. RAFT & RAIL means you take the train one way and our scenic shuttle the other direction.
This gives you plenty of time to do both activities in one amazing day! Our office is just 1 block from the train in downtown Durango.
Raft & Zip Line with Mountain Waters Rafting!
You can combine rafting and zip lining both right here in Downtown Durango! River time is magic time as is flying on up to 12 zip lines through a Ponderosa Forest. Come float through the air and float on the water
for a vacation adventure you’ll never forget with Mountain Waters Rafting. Our office is just 2 minutes from the zip line course in downtown Durango.
Class IV Lower Box Piedra River
The “jewel of the San Juans”
has two distinct sections known as the Upper Piedra Box Class III and the Lower Piedra Box Class IV. Next to America’s newest National Monument: Chimney Rock
these two trips are full day adventures between Durango and Pagosa Springs on the Piedra River.
Animas River Trail Bicycle Rentals
What a great day of fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery! Explore Durango, CO from the traffic free Animas River Trail on a comfy cruiser bicycle! Check out the Durango Discovery Museum, the fish hatchery, miniature golf, restaurants and parks or even stop for a dip in the Animas River! Our office is just 200 feet from the bike trail in downtown Durango!
Beautiful X rock just minutes from downtown!
Combine two activities that have been a major draw to the Durango, CO area for decades. Rafting is a family affair and so is the climbing. Whether a novice or pro
, the climbing is tailored to you and your group making the most of your day. You will actually be climbing the beautiful X-Rock just minutes from downtown. Our office is just 10 minutes from the climbing area in downtown Durango!
Silverton 4×4 Tours
The San Juan Mountains around Silverton, Colorado boast some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.
Take a scenic and historic 4×4 tour through Silverton’s mining country paired with Durango’s favorite activity, rafting the Animas River through downtown Durango, CO.
Mountain Waters Needleton Bar & Grill
Our Upper Animas wilderness camp is poised between the Durango Silverton Train stop at Needleton and the gateway to Colorado’s largest Wilderness and its favorite access through Chicago Basin. Rent our camp to base your hiking, fishing, elk hunting or rafting/kayaking expedition. See the pride with which our guides have built this camp!
Salt River Rafting in Arizona’s Salt River Canyon offers the only commercially run class III & IV whitewater raft trip in the Sonoran Desert of the United States. This makes for truly outstanding scenery, wildlife and whitewater in a 2000′ deep canyon. Salt River Rafting offers half day, 1 day, 2 day and 3 to 5 day raft trips in Arizona’s “other Grand Canyon.” Salt River Rafting llc is a short drive from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff. Saguaros, sun, scenery and splashes are guaranteed with every trip!
Our sister company on the Arkansas River near Denver, CO
Independent Whitewater is one of the first companies to run the Arkansas River and has been guiding people down the river for 30 years. As a small, guide owned and operated company, we have the knowledge and experience to help you pick the right trip for you. Our experienced guides love the river, love their jobs, and strive to provide the safest, most enjoyable and personalized raft trips for our guests. The Bonus Browns Canyon 1/2 day is one of the best deals on the Arkansas River and our private takeout enables us to run all the rapids on our 1/2 day trip, giving you a great value for your buck.