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Experience Durango's Rivers, Mountains & Mesa Verde National Park

Durango's Top Summer Adventures - Rafting, Jeeping, & Mesa Verde National Park

Mild to Wild Rafting

Updated: 9/16/2019

A Durango vacation is not complete without exhilarating raft trip, stunning jeep tour or a visit to Mesa Verde National Park.


For those interested in rafting, options can range from mild, relaxing trips to wild exhilarating trips.

Mild options typically include the Class I moving water to comfortably float down the river, some Class II splashes that get your legs wet just over the side of the boat and potentially some Class III wet and fun rapids that get you soaked head to toe! The Lower Animas in Durango is a great way to experience whitewater rafting in Colorado without getting in over your head. More >>

Ready for the next step up? Steer toward a more adventurous river, the Upper Piedra, in the Weminuche Wilderness. Expect Class I, II and III rapids and even some Class IV big drops. The rapids are sure to jumpstart your heart as you paddle through the exciting whitewater. These rivers will keep you excited while you are able to take in the incredible scenery of this pristine wilderness river. More >>

For the ultimate adventure that will make the hair on your arms stand up and your heart pump quickly, get your dose of adrenaline on the Upper Animas River. The Upper Animas at high water is consider to be the most difficult commercially run trip in the United States! Tackle Class III and V rapids as you gain a new level of accomplishment. Take in pristine wilderness as travel through Upper Animas canyon that is only accessible by train and raft! Learn More >>

Jeep Tours

On our Durango Jeep Tour you will see numerous wildflowers, high-alpine meadows and avalanche gullies. Following the La Plata River to La Plata City, an old mining town established in 1875, you’ll discover the remnants of old mining claims. Then, you’ll continue to the top of Kennebec Pass at 12,000 feet above sea level (also above treeline). More >>

Explore Colorado’s best preserved mining sites and immerse yourself in the history of the American West with a tour into the tundra high above Silverton, a world away from the stresses of modern life with waterfalls, mountain wildlife, beautiful vistas and Colorado’s famous wildflowers. A great trip for the whole family. More >>

Mesa Verde National Park Tours

A true Durango vacation is not complete without a day at Mesa Verde National Park. With more than 3,000 sites within the park, it can be tough to know where to go. Knowledgeable guides can take you to the best sites as you relive history on our Mesa Verde Discovery Tour. Go into the Cliff Palace and Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings. Take in 700 years of history on the Mesa Loop. Explore the museum and visitors center and enjoy an included a delicious, deli-style lunch from a local bakery. More >>


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