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Address: 1430 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5141
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Southwest Durango Colorado river rafting on the Animas and Piedra rivers....

Southwest Durango Colorado river rafting on the Animas and Piedra rivers. Family friendly rafting trips, adventure rafting trips, kayak rentals, stand-up paddle rentals, Jeep rentals and Jeep adventures. Visit out retail shop for whitewater gear and equipment.

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Great kayaking!!

We had a very good experience with Southwest Raft and Jeep.My husband and I, and our 7 boys had wonderful time enjoying the Animas river on our 4 hr float.Our guides were great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
boysrus1973
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McMinnville, Tennessee
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League City, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family was anticipating this adventure to be the most memorable during this trip to Durango. The staff is very nice and helpful, unfortunately the mid-summer water did not cooperate. Apparently the optimum time to raft in the Animas is May and June as the melting snow provides the rapids needed to participate in a white water rafting experience. Even... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Hello, and thanks for the review. Sorry to hear that your rafting trip was not up to par with your expectations. Our staff is trained to inform all guests about the water levels throughout the year. You are correct....mother nature does control our water. We do however have control over our guides. If you would be kind enough to call... More 

McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a very good experience with Southwest Raft and Jeep.My husband and I, and our 7 boys had wonderful time enjoying the Animas river on our 4 hr float.Our guides were great and nice to be around.The lunch they provided at Texas Barbecue was delicious and gave anice little break in the trip.Definitely worth the money.

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you had a great time on your kayaking trip and that the whole family enjoyed the trip. Serious Texas is a great little stop to take a little lunch break and even better when included in the raft trip. Glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch. Please visit us again. More 

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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We decided the afternoon of our last day in Durango that we wanted to raft. They set us up with a 4:15 trip and it was so fun. The river is lower by the end of July so no problem with the kids (6 and 9) staying in the raft but lots of fun. Our guide, Chewy, was entertaining and... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

We are glad that you decided to raft before leaving Durango and that you had a chance to experience the fun of rafting. Chewy is a great guide and one of our favorites! Good to hear that you loved the pictures. We hope they captured some smiles and that they will remind you of your rafting adventure. Thanks for coming... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had a great time recently on the 2 hour kayaking trip. Everything was well organized and our guide was very good. Even when we became members of the river swim team, we enjoyed our kayaking immensely. We recommend Southwest Rafting when in Durango.

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Thanks for telling everyone about your kayaking trip. Glad everything went well. Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the river and to have a more adventurous ride. Thanks for choosing us. We hope to see you again. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Went when the water was low, but sill had a wonderful trip!!! These guys R THE BEST!!! Smaller boats give a much more adventurous ride. Full BBQ lunch included. Most of all, OUR GUIDE WAS FANTASTIC!!!! Have rafted 4-5 times, & Chewy (spelling?) was fun, informative, smart & very professional. Other rafting companies will take your picture & overcharge for... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Terri, It is great to hear that you had a wonderful trip with us. Thank you for writing an informative review and mentioning the things that stood out to you and set us apart from other companies. We appreciate that you noticed these things and took the time to let others know too! We hope that you come and see... More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Best rafting trip, great lunch. We all had the absolute best day on our half day rafting trip and can't wait to do it again! Their prices are the best in town. We are going to return and plan to use Southwest Raft & Jeep!!!

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Thank beccanay
Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Hello, so glad to hear that your expectations were exceeded We agree....the four hour trip with lunch at Serious Texas BBQ rocks! Looking forward to seeing you all again. More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

After reading other reviews, I booked with Southwest Raft & Jeep and I was not disappointed. While the river ride wasn't as challenging as we hoped (no fault of SR&J), we had a wonderful day paddling. Our guide, Dorian, was friendly and informative. Lunch at Serious Texas BBQ was fabulous, and a nice touch to our trip. I would recommend... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Tina, Thanks for taking the time to write a review.....and reading the reviews before booking. So glad to hear that everything went well. We agree....Serious Texas is fabulous! See you on the next run. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to try rafting at the last minute and so glad we did! We called the company in the morning and had us scheduled the same day for the 2 hour rafting. On our way there (we were told to be there at 1:45 pm) there was road construction and we were afraid we weren't going to make it.... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Maria, Thanks for the kind words. So glad to hear that you had a positive experience with all staff members. We consider it our personal duty to ensure everyone gets on the water and has a great time. Again, thanks for the review. We will see you on the next trip! More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We rented a jeep wrangler from them for 5 days and completed the cinnamon pass trail, up to 12000 ft up in the mountains! We also booked a 2 hour rafting trip on the animas river. We rafted on July 14, 2016 when the water is still really cold and much lower, hence gentler raft experience. Troy and Tammie, the... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Lauren, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear everything went well with your Jeep trip up Cinnamon Pass. Thanks for coming in and joining us on a river rafting trip too. It was a pleasure working your group! Hope to see you again on your next visit. More 

Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were part of a 7 boat family reunion 2 hour trip. Every boat but ours loved the trip and had a great time. Our guide, Andy, who was a temp with the company for the day, knew the river, but was not fun. We got stuck several times while other boats had few issues. Matt, another guide, was raved... More 

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for expressing your concerns with your trip. We appreciate that you acknowledged that most of your group had a great time. We always make efforts to ensure that every guest enjoys their time with us, so we are very sorry to hear that you did not have the great experience that the others in... More 

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