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Top five safety tips for enjoying a rafting trip

Top five safety tips for enjoying a rafting trip

Group heading out on an adventure on the Lower Animas.

Group heading out on an adventure on the Lower Animas.

The Upper Colorado River is the best whitewater rafting trip in the Vail, Colorado area for families with young children, older adults, and for anyone who wants to raft a fun, easy stretch of river. Plus, the Upper Colorado River delivers beautiful scenery. While rafting through mild rapids, you’ll enjoy wildlife sightings and learn more from your guides about the area’s history, flora, and fauna. In the spring, when sunny weather tends to melt the incredible snowfall that Vail, Colorado…

Upper Colorado River

Family friendly Whitewater Rafting trips in Vail Colorado on the Upper Colorado River. Experience the beauty and wildlife while you raft the Colorado River.

Did you know? The Upper Animas is one of the toughest commercially rafted rivers in the US.

The Upper Animas is one of the toughest commercially rafted rivers in the US.

Extreme Adventure Vacation Picks - Raft the Upper Animas

Conquer continuous rapids and explore 14,000 foot peaks in the most spectacular and entertaining 26 miles of whitewater in Colorado. Considered to be one of the toughest commercially run trips in the United States, the Upper Animas river brings adventure enthusiasts from around the world to Durango, Colorado. Cascading creeks and waterfalls pour into the river as you face continuous sections of whitewater that leave your arms shaking from the constant paddling.

Experience the toughest commercially run river trips in the United States! Get your adrenaline pumping on an Upper Animas River rafting trip!

Who will take home the coveted golden paddle at this year? Make sure you reserve your boat today if you are interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Animas! Seats are filling up quickly.

Who will take home the coveted golden paddle at this year? Make sure you reserve your boat today if you are interested in participating in this year's Battle of the Animas! Seats are filling up quickly.

Don’t miss the #1 activity in Durango! Water levels vary throughout the season. We experience high flow with the spring snow melt. July through August rapid rating drop a ½ to a full notch. The river can become very technical float trip with lots of rocks to maneuver around! We love it at all levels!

Experience the thrill of a Durango rafting adventure on Colorado's Animas River with Mild to Wild Rafting.

It's Sam's last day of the season here at Mild to Wild! He's headed to Austin for the winter. Give this post a like if Sam was your guide this year. Thanks for a great season, Sam. We'll see you next year!

It's Sam's last day of the season here at Mild to Wild! He's headed to Austin for the winter. Give this post a like if Sam was your guide this year. Thanks for a great season, Sam.

The Lower Animas is the perfect family rafting trip! Convenient and accessible. Trips leave everyday at 8:00, 9:00, & 1:30.

The Lower Animas is the perfect family rafting trip! Convenient and accessible. Trips leave everyday at &

Great tips on what to wear for your trip

Early Season River Rafting: Layering 101

Here's everything you need to know about dressing for early season river rafting trips from a pro.

With over a million dollars in improvements and additions, new thrills await you in the new Smelter whitewater park! Splash through “Smelter”, “Santa Rita”, “Sawmill” and “Pinball” rapids as part of your Durango rafting adventure on the Animas River!

With over a million dollars in improvements and additions, new thrills await you in the new Smelter whitewater park! Splash through “Smelter”, “Santa Rita”, “Sawmill” and “Pinball” rapids as part of your Durango rafting adventure on the Animas River!

San Juan Bible camp hits the Lower Animas! We've got those rafts stacked high.

San Juan Bible camp hits the Lower Animas! We've got those rafts stacked high.

Learn to stand up paddle board this summer in a course with experienced instructors and or rent a board and take it out on your own!

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing paddle sport in the world!

Did you know Rafting has officially begun on the Lower Animas? Here is one of the first groups of the year gearing up!

Did you know Rafting has officially begun on the Lower Animas? Here is one of the first groups of the year gearing up!

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