Family Raft Trips

Raft in Durango on the mom approved, family friendly Animas River!

whitewater raft on the Animas River in Durango Colorado

SUMMER TIME LEVEL on the Animas River

whitewater raft on the Animas River in Durango Colorado

SPRING TIME LEVEL on the Animas River

Family friendly raft trips on the Animas River through downtown Durango will be the highlight of your family vacation. Our 30+ years of experience receives mom’s approval! Mountain Waters Rafting offers half day, economy and full day trips for your family and friends to share an adventure and make a memory.

The pride of Mountain Waters Rafting is our staff: the trip specialists in the office and the guides on the river. These great folks shape the experience you have and we believe they are the very best! They will guide you to the appropriate trip or package, show you a great time on the water and inform you all about Durango and the surrounding area. Whether it’s the thrill of spring run-off or a lazy summer float, every member of the family will enjoy the scenic beauty of “El Rio de las Animas Perdidas” the “River of Lost Souls”.

The Half Day Animas River Trip
is by far our most popular trip on the Animas River and gets you 3 hours on the water. We’ll splash through Smelter, Sawmill and Santa Rita Rapids. When the water levels drop after the spring runoff there are many opportunities for swimming as you float along with the raft. The half day trip comes with a snack of chips and salsa, fresh fruit, and delicious mountain water from the Weminuche Wilderness. Adult $59 Child $49

The Inflatable Kayak Animas River Trip is a great option to up the adventure level and can accompany the half day or economy trips on the Family Friendly Animas River.

The Economy Animas River Trip gets you an hour on the water is a quick splash and dash for those with time constraints. Adult $39 Child $31

The Full Day Animas River Trip gets you 5 hours on the water and comes with a fantastic deli lunch. Adult $89 Child $69


This video was made by an honest to goodness real guest and shows a typical mid-summer trip on the river, thanks Scott R!

trip advisor “Great Family Trip; Great Guide”
We took the half day trip down the lower Animas River guided by Auri. My husband and I have rafted about 6 times in the past, so we had an idea of how things would go. But our 8 and 13 year old children were experiencing rafting for the first time. The safety precautions were good, equipment in good repair, and the guide very skilled and friendly. Taking the trip first thing in the morning (esp on a Sunday) was great because the river was not crowded. Hence, we had a good distance between our boat and others, which made the trip especially pleasant. The river is a bit low by this time of year, but we had several class I’s and a class II. It was a very good family trip and we really appreciated Auri, our guide. Nice job, Mountain Waters! We highly recommend their services. Good times and a good value too. We only wish we had booked a full day trip.

Mountain Waters Raft Trips, No Hidden Fees!

Child family rafting price is 4 to 11 and 30 lbs.
Inflatable kayak age limit is 12 and 5’2″.
Value Packages save you money and pair your raft trip with a 4×4 Jeep Tour,
Train Trip, Zip Line Tour, Rock Climbing or a Bicycle Ride on the Animas River Trail!

RAFT TRIPs
Regularly
10-19 People
20-29 People
30+ People
Full Day Raft Trip
Lower Animas

8:30am – 2:30pm
$89/Adult
$69/Child
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Half Day Raft Trip
Lower Animas

8:30, 11:00, 1:30
$59/Adult
$49/Child
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Economy Raft Trip
Lower Animas

8:30, 11:00, 1:30, 4:00
$39/Adult
$31/Child
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Inflatable Kayaks
Half Day
Economy
Single
$73
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