Tour: bicycle rental for the Animas River Trail

Package: add a half day raft trip in Durango

Raft & Bicycle Packages are priced with a 10+% discount.
The preferred itinerary shown below is based on our 30+ years of experience. Nonetheless, we are happy to customize this package for you. Just give us a call to break up the trips over multiple days or to find out about alternative trip times!
Download the bike trail map here!
Mountain Waters Bicycle Rental Durango Colorado






Pedal & Paddle
A very popular family friendly day right in the historic heart of downtown Durango. Our office is located next to the beautiful Animas River and its traffic free 7 mile bike trail. Take a couple of hours to explore the river trail by bike and combine that with one of our three launch times for the Half Day Raft Trip. We have a fleet of American Flyer and Sun Cruiser bikes to experience one of Durango’s favorite treasures! With our free map you can put together a brewery tour or visit bike trail attractions such as the Discovery Museum, Fish Hatchery, Mini-Golf and the million dollar whitewater park.

  • Pedal & Paddle Trip Details
  • Pedal & Paddle: $90/adult $80/child
    For rafting child is 4 to 11 and 30 lbs, To bicycle must be 8 or older
  • Just the bicycle rental? $30/ Day (8am – 6pm)
  • Raft at 8:30 or 1:30
  • Return 4 hours later
  • Half way through we will stop and have a most awesome
    snack of fresh fruit, chips & salsa and pure Weminuche Wilderness Water!
  • We will drive you to and from the river
  • Quick-drying clothes: shorts, t-shirt, windbreaker
  • Footwear that stays on, no flip-flops
  • Bring sunscreen, bottled water, and a hat
  • Use the bike the other half of the day you’re not on the river

Going north up river from our office you will find the Durango Discovery Museum, Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum (free), award winning Durango Public Library, the Durango Recreation Center, and just 5 blocks off the trail is the Animas museum. The trail ends at the start of our Lower Animas raft trips at 32nd street.

Going south from our office you will find Santa Rita Park and Smelter Rapid where photos are taken of the rafters. Further along is a mini-golf course, the Durango Mall and everyone’s favorite, Wally World.

Review from tripadvisor
This was a must do on our vacation and Mountain Waters did not disappoint. We did the family friendly trip on the lower Animas and it worked out great for our first try. Teddy our guide was amazing, he was so supportive and fun through our whole trip. Prior to getting in the water it rained and hailed, so the rapids were faster than earlier in the day. We had a lot of fun and was the highlight of our trip. We also rented bikes from Mountain Waters as they are close to the bike trail. The bike trail is very nice, with plenty of rest stops and parks. It goes right next to the river so there are beautiful views.

The Beautiful Animas River Trail in Durango, CO

The Beautiful Animas River Trail in Durango, CO