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“lower animas”(57 reviews)
“half day trip”(40 reviews)
“the river”(168 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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303 W College Dr, Durango, CO 81301-5911
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Native American guide Frank Miller made our day both enjoyable and full of amazing facts. Started out at the Hogan Trading Post where the owners we so friendly and they made us a great lunch and cookies! We toured the Cliff House and Balcony...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Our guide was fantastic. Overall the trip was wonderful. We saw so many sites and our guide knew how to find the best places. The only hard part was the day was very long. Ideally it would be good also to have a bit more...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We expected to be part of a larger group, but as we were the only people booked that day it was effectively a private tour, with Frank as our guide. He was great throughout, keeping us informed, amused and engaged the whole day with stories...More

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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Our tours usually never run bigger than two or three groups of couples unless a special request is made. This is because the park only allows smaller vehicles to many of the places Frank will take his guests and the van only carries twelve! But...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We appreciated their honesty. The lady was upfront and told us that the Animas River was at record lows and that they only had 2 hr trips. She also said it would mostly be a float trip but there are category 3 rapids at the...More

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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for validating our tough decision to carry on with raft trips during record low river flows. We believed that the honesty and integrity with which we sell our trips would guarantee that our clientele would be able to decide for themselves...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Frank was amazing, so knowledgeable and local lore stories were great. the tour was the highlight of our tripMore

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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Frank is the guide that Mesa Verde National Park wishes to hire but who enjoys the smaller more personalized tours that make visiting such a place so special and the memory of a lifetime. We are lucky to have him and fall is the time...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

We worked with Mountain Waters for a program activity for our center. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating.

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

We love groups at Mountain Waters and will meet or beat any outfitters written group discount. We also love groups because it gets all the guides out at once, kind of like a family reunion, thank you for the review, Cheers!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The guides here are top notch. I don’t ever write reviews but these guys went above and beyond. They were informative and had us laughing the whole time. We will definitely be back. Thank you!More

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Happy Anniversary! Above and Beyond is the goal for every trip we do at Mountain Waters! Otherwise the river companies in town are running the same trips with similar equipment, etc. This also goes for our 4x4 guided jeep trail tours and one of a...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Awesome tour with this company. Our guide, Michael was extremely friendly and informative. The equipment was also very well taken care of and the location was only a few minutes by bus to where the tour started. I would definitely recommend them!

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Awesome guides and office staff like Michael are what makes a trip with Mountain Waters awesome, thank you for the review, Cheers!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Andrew as an excellent guide that tailored the trip to my families level. Would definitely recommend.

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Andrew and the rest of the Mountain Waters guides and office staff have made lemonade out of this 2018 summer of lemons (drought, fire, floods and closures). Thank you for the review, Cheers!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Jeb and the rest of the guides were great. Especially with a large group that doesn’t like to follow all the rules.

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RiverJames, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Ha ha! Glad to hear that the low water didn't cause an outright mutiny, thank you for the review, Cheers!

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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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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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