Inflatable Kayak (IK) The Next Level of Adventure
Double the adventure and thrills of the Animas River by captaining your own inflatable kayak (IK). You will be instructed and outfitted by our professional guides to pilot your IK along with our normally scheduled raft trips. Calmer summertime water levels herald the IK season to offer a higher level of excitement for those who are fit enough and game enough for the adventure.
People on our ducky trips are paddling themselves down the river, getting themselves stuck and unstuck, following our guides and keeping up with the trip. This is not a sit back and relax trip, but one that requires your full participation.
“Fun on the Lower Animas”
My family and I just returned from a quick weekend in Durango. I am a native, so we return regularly, but this was the first time in years we have made time for an adventure on the river. I talked to the office at MWR ahead of time, and determined the water would just be too low for rafting, since even my youngest son had rafted several times. We decided on the inflatable kayaks, to add a little excitement. It was a great decision! My youngest son (11) was in a tandem kayak with my husband, and my oldest son (17) and I were in kayaks on our own. Bottom line, though, if you are up for trying something new, and not looking for someone else to do all the work, give the kayaks a try!! I was the only one in the group that rolled my kayak and ended up fully dunked in the water, but I think everyone came close. Our guide, Meleana, was very personable and immediately came to my rescue when I ended up stranded after rolling. She was a lot of fun to talk to and I felt she knew what she was doing.
- IK Trip Details
- Inflatable kayak age limit is 12 and up
- Half Day is $75 at 8:30, 11, 1:30
- Economy is $55 at 8:30, 11, 1:30 & 4
- Arrive 20-30 minutes prior to departure
- Quick-drying clothes: shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker
- Footwear that stays on, no flip-flops
- Bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a hat
- Wet suit rentals available for $5, full thermal $12
|Full Day Raft Trip|
8:30am – 2:30pm
|Half Day Raft Trip|
8:30, 11:00, 1:30
|Economy Raft Trip|
8:30, 11:00, 1:30, 4:00