Durango Rafting with Mountain Waters!

Durango’s Outdoor Family Activity Center

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. Read more about who we are and how we support our community.
Kid tested and mom approved since 1981!
Military, Senior & Group Rates

Family Friendly Durango Raft Trips

Family Friendly 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 Kayaks (Duckys!)

Inflatable Kayaker on Animas River

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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Class 4 or 5 Adventure Rafting

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

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

 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.
See Mesa Verde National Park Options

4×4 Jeep Trail Tours & Packages

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

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

Durango Train Tickets & Packages

Durango-Silverton Train & Raft 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

Durango Zip Line & Packages 

Zip Line

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

 Rock Climbing & Packages

Durango Rock Climbing at X-Rock

Go from boats to ropes during this full day of river rafting and rock climbing you will not forget! Professional, certified AMGA climbing guides will tailor the experience to your needs ensuring a rich and rewarding experience at the X-rock.
Ropes & Boats Options

Bicycle Rentals & Packages

Animas River Trail Bicycle Rentals

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
Bicycle Rentals and Packages

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

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.