Monsoon season has struck here in Durango and it’s putting smiles on everyone’s face! Monsoons are important to southwest Colorado for a number of reasons and local residents look forward to their arrival every year.

Monsoons put an end to our driest time of year, they significantly lower our fire danger here in Durango. A second reason we love the short thirty minute rains is simply that they cool town of that hot desert heat we’re dealing with in June and July!

But the most important reason, and our favorite at Mountain Waters Rafting, is that rains adds water to our river. And so BIG WATER continues here in Durango. With another big spike in the water levels today we continue to have a record breaking season on the Animas. Come and join us for a few hours on the water, a little river time is what everyone needs!