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Address: 303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5911
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+1 800-585-8243
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07:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Since 1981! Family & High Adventure Rafting, 4x4 Jeep Trail Tours, Mesa...

Since 1981! Family & High Adventure Rafting, 4x4 Jeep Trail Tours, Mesa Verde National Park Tours, Official Durango Silverton Train Raft & Rail Package, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Bicycle & SUP Rentals, Value Packages, Group, Military & Senior Discounts.

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US$149.00*
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US$80.00*
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The Perfect Way to White Water Raft: A train...not a bus to the start of the adventure!

First, it is great that you get to take a train to the start of the rafting adventure. That way you do not get sick from a hot, stuffy bus ride. This is a perfect way to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

First, it is great that you get to take a train to the start of the rafting adventure. That way you do not get sick from a hot, stuffy bus ride. This is a perfect way to start. The day long whitewater rafting trip on the Upper Animas was a thrill a minute and the scenery was beautiful (what I... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful Upper Animas Whitewater River Trip Review. Eliot is quite the guide. He practices meditation and often goes to India to study which might have something to do with his calm demeanor. Safety is our first priority and Eliot typifies the experience and skill set you noted and find with our river pro's. Here's to a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our Extended Family were in 3 different boats and thus we experienced different guides. Unfortunately my parents ended up with the least experienced guide that fancied himself the second coming of Spicoli. They got hung up all the time and ended up throwing some of their raft mates. This was the only raft that had that experience. Our guide was... More 

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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Hi John, thank you for your review. We have a solid feedback and report system to keep track of how our guides are doing on the river. We require extra training for those getting hung up on rocks as the water gets lower if it is unsafe or excessive. What a cool and fun job having a different work environment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Mountain Waters did a GREAT job with our group (7 adults and 13 teens). They were the perfect mix of safe and fun. They made sure that everyone was safe at all times and even went the extra step to reassure some nervous members of our group. But they also made sure we all had a great time --even letting... More 

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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Making life long river lovers is one of the not so secret missions of our company, glad to hear you had a great time, thank you for writing a review, we appreciate it! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a great day with this company. In the morning we took the 4 hour 4x4 Tour up the mountain to over 12,000 feet on an old donkey trail road! Elliott was a great guide and the views were beautiful!! It was worth every bump in the road! Be sure to dress warmly!! That afternoon we had booked a... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Great to hear a strong finish to our 2016 season, thank you! More 

Layton, Utah
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

One of the highlights of our trip to Durango! The timing was perfect as we had a big rain storm the day before and morning of our raft adventure so the river was high and fast. Our guides were very personable and ensured we had a safe and great time. Shout out specifically to “Bama”, our guide, for his personality,... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Richard, and thanks for letting people know that there are a lot of different packages including the Raft & Rail trip that you did with us. Also, we have very challenging whitewater between May 15 and August rated level 4 and 5. Durango really does have it all and our office staff will get you... More 

Blanchard, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

What an awesome adventure! I don't believe we ever quit smiling! We had a very personable, knowledgeable, and fun river guide, Rebecca. Our group left at 11:00 for the 1/2 day trip, and they needed two people to do the paddle raft...we volunteered and boy did we ever make the right choice! The weather was great as well as our... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

No trip to Durango is complete without a trip down one of our beautiful stretches of river! Either the family friendly Lower Animas River right through town or the world class adventure of the Upper Animas out of Silverton. The highest river levels are at the end of May and beginning of June. Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Krista and all of the staff are very in to their job! Lots of facts told on the river with great interest. Very skilled at avoiding boulder traps on the Anamas River!! We will be back, thank you Krista!! Tuesday, 8-16-16....a memorable day!!

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Krista comes in with back to back reviews to finish out our 2016 season: Rock Star! Thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on our 2 hour raft ride down the animas river. From the girls at the front desk to the driver of the van, it was easy and pleasant. Our guide,Krista was the best. She was fun, informative about the history of the area, it could not have been better. The river was low as it... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Finishing our season strong! Thank you for the review. More 

Lynn Haven, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My daughter and I traveled to Durango (from Florida) to visit my son. The kids went on a kayak adventure with Mountain Waters Rafting and it was this best experience in the water they have ever had!! Thank you!!

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

We love making memories! Thank you for the review. More 

Steyr, Austria
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147 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Tried this as a first time for the wife who was nervous and uncertain. Now she is hooked. Guide was 'Bama (guess where he is from( and he did a fantastic job. Wife wants to go again, and again, and again. Two regrets. Did not take tip money with me on the raft...went back later and afraid guide tip went... More 

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this review

Don't worry Yodeler, tip money ALWAYS gets to the guide and is not pooled. And yes, sharpie markers will be present, I just need to find a way to keep them on the bus. Thank you for the review! More 

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