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Durango Rafting & Adventures

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Mountain Waters Rafting: Durango’s Outdoor Adventure Center

The Highest Rated Adventure Outfitter in the Southwest! 37 Years – Est. 1981

We believe that white water rafting the Animas River is the funnest thing you can do while visiting the Durango, Colorado area. The joy of floating down a stretch of family friendly river or being challenged by class 4 & 5 whitewater has created an insatiable passion in us that we want to share with you. Visitors to Durango come to tour Mesa Verde National Park or ride the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for which we have custom tours and packages. Experience the San Juan Mountains on a guided 4×4 Jeep Trail Tour, Zip Line Adventure or introductory Rock Climbing excursion. Rent a bicycle or paddle board and explore the areas trails and lakes. Serving Durango and its guests since 1981, 37 years of quality, safety, and adventure! Read more about who we are and how we support our community.

From family friendly floats to heart-pounding whitewater adventures, Mountain Waters Rafting is kid tested, mom approved, and Durango’s favorite outfitter since 1981! Rafting is just one part of everything we do, look at our other Durango Colorado adventures!

Family Friendly Raft Trips

Family Friendly Durango Raft Trips

Our river professionals and office staff are committed to making your trip safe, entertaining, informative and super fun!
Animas River Trip Options
Inflatable Kayaks
Piedra River
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Inflatable Kayaker on Animas River

Inflatable Kayaks (Duckys!)

This is the option to choose at low water and to up the adventure level. Members of your group can choose to kayak or raft on the same trip!

Inflatable Kayaks
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Mesa Verde National Park Tours

27 people visited the park in 1906 when it opened. Now it sees over half a million. Enrich your day at our countries first Archaeological National Park with an expert from Mountain Waters.

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

4×4 Jeep Trail Tours & Packages

Enjoy the high country of Colorado at 12,000 feet just 15 miles west of Durango! Learn mining, native & local history. See artifacts, wildlife, waterfalls & stunning San Juan Mountain scenery.
4×4 Tours and Packages

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

Intermediate to Advanced Whitewater Rafting

Outstanding, Breathtaking, Challenging – the definition of World Class and our Adventure Raft Trips!
Safety is number 1.

The Upper Animas – Class IV-V
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Durango-Silverton Train & Raft Packages

Durango Train Tickets & Packages

We are proud to have been chosen by the Durango & Silverton Railroad to provide their Raft & Rail Combo. Raft the Animas in Durango, travel the million dollar skyway and ride the train all in a day.
Train Tickets and Packages

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Zip Line

Durango Zip Line & Packages

Float through a Ponderosa Pine Forest.
Or float down the Animas River in Durango.
Or do both and save money with our package!

Zip Line Tours & Packages
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Animas River Trail Bicycle Rentals

Bicycle Rentals & Packages

Our office is located next to the beautiful Animas River and its traffic free 7 mile bike trail. Visit Breweries, the Discovery Museum, Fish Hatchery, & Whitewater Park. $25/Half Day

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Paddle Board Rentals

Stand Up Paddle Boards are easy to get comfortable with and super fun! Rent one for the river or nearby alpine lakes.
$35/Day – $25/Half Day
SUP Rental

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Keep Smiling, You are Beautiful!

All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, San Juan National Forest and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.