Mountain Waters Rafting, Durango, CO! Since 1981

Owners Dan & James along with the whole crew at Mountain Waters believe that rafting is one of the funnest things you can do in the whole wide world. 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. Combine rafting with any of the areas local attractions geared towards family fun and save money with our packages: 4×4 Jeep Trail Tour, Official Raft & Rail Provider for the Durango-Silverton Train, Zip Line Tours, Mesa Verde Tours, Rock Climbing, Stand Up Paddle Board or Bicycle Rentals.
Kid tested and mom approved since 1981!

Family Friendly Raft Trips

Family Friendly Raft Trips

Family Friendly Animas River Raft Trips

A visit to Durango isn’t complete without a family friendly raft trip down the Animas River which runs right through town. Our whitewater river guides and staff are committed to making your trip safe, entertaining, informative and full of smiles!
Animas River Trip Options Here.
Animas River Inflatable Kayaks (IK’s) Here.
Piedra River Full Day Trip Here.

Class IV or V Adventure Rafting

Upper Animas Class IV or V, 1-3 day trips

Upper Animas Class IV or V, 1-3 day trips

Outstanding, Breathtaking, Challenging – the definition of World Class and our Adventure Raft Trips! The Upper Animas is comprised of 3 distinct stretches in its 28 mile canyon. The Piedra River has 2 different canyon runs. We have the appropriate high adventure rafting option for you.
Adventure Rafting Starts Here.

Official DSNG Raft & Rail Combo

Durango-Silverton Train & Raft Packages

Durango-Silverton Train & Raft Packages

We are proud to have been chosen by the Historic Durango & Silverton Railroad to provide their Raft & Rail Combo. Ride the authentic 1882 narrow gauge steam train one way to or from Silverton. We provide the transportation in the other direction via the scenic Million Dollar San Juan Skyway. Paired with our family friendly raft trip on the Animas River.
Raft & Rail Combo Here.

Money Saving “Mom Approved” Family Fun Value Packages!

All Mountain Waters excursions can be reserved individually or as a package.
You will save 10% on our package pricing!
Our packages can also be broken up over multiple days to fit your schedule.

Raft & Zip!

Zip Line

Zip Line trust fall!

Spend the day floating down the river and floating through the trees of Durango, Colorado! Choose a 2 or 3 hour Zip Line adventure high in the Ponderosa Pines just a mile from downtown. This is paired with our most popular raft trip, the half day ride down the Animas River through Durango. Raft & Zip Line Options Here.

Raft & 4×4 Jeep Trail Tour

View from the top of La Plata Canyon at 12,000 feet

View from the top of La Plata Canyon at 12,000 feet

Enjoy the high country of Colorado! We offer 4×4 jeep trail tours in the stunning La Plata Mountains just 15 miles west of Durango. Learn of the mining history and its characters while touring some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Combine the high country with the river country for a complete day of Colorado fun!
Raft & Off Road Adventure Here.

Pedal & Paddle

Animas River Trail Bicycle Rentals

Pedal the Bike Trail, Paddle the River!

The Pedal and Paddle package is a “mom approved” family friendly day right in the historic heart of downtown Durango. Our office is located next to the beautiful Animas River and its traffic free 7 mile bike trail. Take a couple hours to explore the river trail by bike and combine that with one of our three launch times for the Half Day Raft Trip. Rent one of our Animas River Trail Bicycles to experience Durango’s wonderful treasure! With our free map you can put together a brewery tour or visit bike trail attractions such as the Discovery Museum, Fish Hatchery, Mini-Golf and more.
Paddle & Pedal Options Here.

Rock N Raft

Durango Rock Climbing at X-Rock

Rock Climbing just minutes from downtown!

Go from boats to ropes during this full day of river rafting and rock climbing you will not forget! Enjoy our most popular half day raft trip through town on the Animas River and then climb just 10 minutes north of town at the X-Rock climbing area. Professional, certified AMGA climbing guides will tailor the experience to your needs ensuring a rich and rewarding experience.
Ropes & Boats Options Here.

SUP: Stand Up Paddle Boards

stand up paddle board on the animas river durango colorado
There is a reason that SUP’s have become the fastest growing paddle sport in the world: they are super fun and easy to get comfortable with. With 4 beautiful alpine lakes nearby and the Animas River itself at lower flows, there is no shortage of places to explore with our SUP Rental.

Mesa Verde Tours

Mesa Verde Tour Mountain Waters Rafting
When the park opened in 1906 they saw 27 visitors. Now they see over half a million a year with up to 3,000 a day the first two weeks of August. See the park with an expert from Mountain Waters.
See Mesa Verde National Park Options Here.