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Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company

303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5911
+1 800-585-8243
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Family Friendly Animas River Raft Trip
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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.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower animas” (63 reviews)
“half day trip” (43 reviews)
“rail package” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5911
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+1 800-585-8243
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They were very accommodating. The guide was fun, experienced and seemed to love his job. And, they took tons of great pics for us to cherish this great family event.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

River guiding is a labor of love and everyone at Mountain Waters Rafting feels the same about their job and their passion to share it with our guests. We hear over and over from our guests on TripAdvisor how much their raft trip meant for...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

First of all, Summer (our guide) was awesome. She was very knowledgeable on the area, engaged us all, and really looked like she was having a good time guiding us. The rest of the staff was very fun and was awesome during our bus ride...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It sounds as if you experienced some confusion about your trip Mike, and for that I apologize. Summer is a level 2/3 guide who conducts trips on the Lower Animas River through Durango, what we sell as the "Family Friendly" raft trip, appropriate for ages...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Overnight excursion with all the wild and wilderness elements of a remote and true adventure, but close to Durango. Class 5 rapids, wonderful safety crew. Beautiful riverside camp with hospitality and activities, all meals and gear provided. Then a train ride on the narrow gauge...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are proud of being one of only 3 companies in the state of Colorado permitted to run the world class Upper Animas River which parallels the states largest wilderness area and is accessible by the Durango and Silverton Historic Railroad. Since 1981 this stretch...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I believe our guides name was Carl. He was a lot of fun and made an already fun trip even more fun! If we ever get back to the area we will do this again.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mountain Waters Rafting is proud to be the inspiration for a review of our Animas River raft trip that has the word FUN mentioned in it 4 times in less than 140 characters! But seriously, we appreciate each and every review. I have found our...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The water was way to low during this time of the month. The guide was nice and made worth while. Go in July.More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Ohh soo true! Flows on the Animas River are typically low in late summer (Labor Day Weekend) and we pride ourselves on never exaggerating water levels to sell a trip. Signs in the office accurately describe the flow of the river as Low, Medium or...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our family did the 2 hour lower Animas rafting trip this past weekend. It was the perfect introduction to rafting for our 8 yr. old and 10 yr. old. Our guide, Krista, had a fun personality and we enjoyed her stories and knowledge about Durango....More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Late summer low water raft trips (Labor Day Weekend) can still be fun and are great for younger children and people who can enjoy being out in the great outdoors with their family and friends on the beautiful Animas River in Durango, Colorado. It's hard...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband & I had such a great time on this trip. I had only been WWR once & he had never been. My biggest concern was being cold & his was safety. MWR&AC took care of everything!!! The wetsuits they provided kept us warm...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hey Buffal0 Girl! Awesome review and the first to ever use our full name abbreviation in over 600 plus reviews. For those keeping score, that is MWR&AC = Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company! And that matters, because besides excelling in rafting: safety, customer service,...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

ordered pictures and have no idea how to receive them. Please call me cell and let us know. .5805857236 Thanks DolinaMore

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi Dolina, I'm sorry you had a difficult time with your photos. There are two ways to buy them. Either purchase the photos on a cd at the end of your trip when you view them in our office, or, buy them online at your...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My husband, son & I booked this as a last minute excursion. We we're sure our rafting was going to happen due to low water. But, we're so happy it did happen!!! The staff (Andrew, Marcus, Michael & Riggins (bus driver) were very informative and...More

Thank Sue T
RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Fantastic to hear Sue! When you come rafting with Mountain Waters you are going to get the A-team bringing their A-game every time. I've heard these guys for years and they still crack me up and bring so much to every trip. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our trip was well organized, leisurely, great attention to detail, and FUN!! I was traveling with two 10 year old boys who have had little experience with swimming, so was concerned about their safety. Our guide was VERY understanding and took great care to make...More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Great review title James! We have a similar saying here at Mountain Waters Rafting: "education is important, but rafting is importanter!" It is very gratifying for the MWR crew to hear what kind of an impact they have on a families vacation to Durango. We...More

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Diana R
7 September 2016|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
Hi Diana, The most exciting time of year to raft is when the snow in the San Juan Mountains is melting which makes the Animas River run high and strong. This happens in May and early June. Late June into the fall the river... More
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2 July 2016|
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Response from RiverJames | Property representative |
So many variables...... The water is holding nicely at a strong medium level due to lasting snow in the mountains and the start of a good monsoon season. That means our family friendly trip through town is fun, splashy and... More
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