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Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango provided by Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours

Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango

Half-Day Family Rafting in Durango
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from RM 314.47 per adult
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from RM 314.47 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your tour starts in either the morning or afternoon at the rafting tour office, where you'll sign a waiver form and get ready for your trip down Durango's Lower Animas River.  After a shuttle ride to the river, listen to a safety briefing and some instructions, and then hop on your raft and hit the water. With your guide in charge of the raft, you'll paddle along, navigating the Train Bridge Rapid, Baby Smelter, and Class III Smelter Rapid. Pull over on the riverbank for a snack of granola bars and fruit, and then continue rafting along the Sawmill, Santa Rita, and Pinball rapids, depending on the flow. Your tour ends with the shuttle ride back to the rafting office, roughly four hours after your departure time.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22803P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
River and land access fees included • Snacks • Trip Leaders average 2,000 river miles • highly maintained equipment • Round trip shuttle from main office • Free Parking • Pre-trip safety orientation • Free splash jackets and helmets (if desired)
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA Me meet at the main office
Inclusions
River and land access fees included • Snacks • Trip Leaders average 2,000 river miles • highly maintained equipment • Round trip shuttle from main office • Free Parking • Pre-trip safety orientation • Free splash jackets and helmets (if desired)
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
50 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301, USA Me meet at the main office
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 4 years
Wet-suit and wet-suit boot rentals are highly recommended through June
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Samantha W
Phoenix, AZ2 contributions
Amazing mild trip down the lower Animas
Apr 2021 • Friends
We did the half day down the lower animas mid April with Ben. The whole thing was amazing. Lots of animal sightings and Ben was a fantastic guide. Full of fun facts and very fun guy overall. Whatever he is getting paid is not enough, he definitely deserves a raise because he far exceeded our expectations. We had so much fun and will surely be back for a more wild rafting experience.
Written 19 April 2021
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Natalia S
1 contribution
Awesome time!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Trey was an awesome guide, my husband and I had so much fun! The water was really cold so it was great that they offered wetsuits, definitely would recommend. It was a pretty mellow rafting trip, great experience for first timers like us, or if you’re looking for a fun day out on the water. 10/10 would do again!
Written 18 April 2021
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Adventure28760
2 contributions
Fun time
Aug 2020 • Family
Fun time but expected alittle more.No snacks or drinks where provided like it states. Guide was good & informative.
Written 2 August 2020
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Scenic593751
2 contributions
A Durango must do!
Jul 2020 • Family
What a great time! We took our 2 smaller kids (10&11). Hayden was our tour guide and it could not have gone better. He was fun and funny. Informative and helpful. He educated us on lots of other things to do and see in Durango. The water was pretty low but it was the perfect way to introduce rafting to our kids. Hayden was the perfect raft guide. He does have a terrible mustache but his personality makes up for it! We will definitely be back to Mild & Wild.
Written 24 July 2020
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Kimberly J
Fayetteville, AR33 contributions
Joe BANANAS
Jul 2020
Despite pouring down rain when we drove up, we had a beautiful, sunny day on the river. The river was very low and rocky, but Joe BANANAS pulled (literally) us through. It was a great relaxing day and I would LOVE to go again when the river is a little higher! Make sure to ask Joe how he got his nickname.
Written 14 July 2020
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Missy S
2 contributions
Awesome adventure
Jul 2020
Awesome amazing so much fun LUKE was our raft captain and he was so great made us feel so comfortable. #tolukefromyour2forwardcrew
Written 13 July 2020
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Christopher P
1 contribution
Amazing great adventure!
Jul 2020 • Family
Joe L. was so great navigating us through and around all the rocks. He was an excellent guide! The Phillips family have these amazing memories to talk about now for a long time. Thanks Joe L.!!!!!
Written 7 July 2020
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Megan M
Westlake Village, CA3 contributions
FANTASTIC
Jul 2020
Our family had a blast today rafting the Animas River. We are a family of four, with two boys ages 8 & 11. The river is so beautiful and the rafting is super fun but our guide made the trip. SAM IS AWESOME. He is so fun to ride with and his skills and expertise are incredible. We lucked into having him as our guide this trip but when we come back we will certainly request to have him.
Written 7 July 2020
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Ethan J
4 contributions
The best time I’ve had in a long time
Jul 2020 • Friends
First time rafting and will definitely do it again. Our travel guide Joe was the best guide you could ask for. Pit Vipers and patriotic he guided us through the waters with expertise . He was friendly and I recommend if you go, ask for Joe.
Written 4 July 2020
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David P
Phoenix, Arizona5 contributions
Good family fun on the river
Jun 2020
The office and equipment staff were very friendly and helpful. Our guide Emma was great as well. She was very friendly and provided a lot of informative interpretation of sights along the way.
The Lower Animas trip was enjoyable. Very mild and good for an intro to rafting as it was mostly calm floating and light whitewater with just one class III section. I was hoping for a bit more excitement, but it was still enjoyable for the family.

The only negative comment is that the trip seemed a bit shorter than was advertised. The website says it’s a 4.5 hour event and I believe we were back at base in about 3.5 hours.
Written 26 June 2020
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