How High’s the Water?

The latest stream gauge reading from the USGS came in at 1:30 this afternoon (Friday, May 28) at 3,920 cubic feet per second. With the Animas teetering on 4,000 cfs, everyone's eyes are big in Durango! She's running muddy, and, for the locals, when the river's color turns to brown, there's not a better week [...]

Guide School and Upper Animas Set-Up

   May 8th marked the beginning of the 2010 Mountain Waters guide school. Eleven fresh faces showed up Saturday morning eager to learn how to guide these big inflatable water crafts. Throughout the week, the newcomers were trained in whitewater fundamentals including paddle boat guiding, oar boat guiding, flip training, swim practice, and, of course, customer [...]

Off and Running

Mountain Waters Rafting is up and running for the 2010 season and things in Durango are starting to look exciting. Cool temperatures throughout Southwest Colorado have kept stream flows at a steady pace in the Animas River Basin. The Durango town run currently sits around 2,000 cubic feet per second, which is an awesome level [...]

Let’s Go Boating!!

With this past weekend's snow storm moving out, and next weekends getting closer to moving in, the snowpack in San Juan Mountains has reached 100% of average. Put simply, this means we're in for a great season of boating! Upwards of 30 inches of snow fell on the mountain passes north of Durango this past [...]

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