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Merger with Kokopelli Rafting

Navigating New Horizons: Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours Joins Forces with Kokopelli Raft In the world of outdoor adventure, synergy often leads to spectacular new journeys. Such is the case with the merger between Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours and Kokopelli Rafting Adventures, a union that promises thrilling escapades and boundless exploration. In 2023, these…

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March 8, 2024

2023 Snowpack Creates Excellent Whitewater

The Durango area received more than 361 inches of snow this winter, making its snowpack 180% of the average. What is snowpack, and what does this mean for whitewater adventures? Snowpack is exactly what it sounds like – compacted layers of snow. It forms from a series of snowfalls that couldn’t melt due to below-freezing…

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April 14, 2023

Adventure Packages are the Best Savings

Try it all with an adventure package! Our adventure combo packages offer variety and excitement at a discount. Explore southwestern Colorado by Jeep and raft and save 10% on adult prices with a combo package. Adventure packages offer something for everyone, giving you a great day of outdoor adventures. Take part in both whitewater rafting…

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March 22, 2023

Why Booking Ahead of Time is a Great Idea Post-Covid

Travel has changed considerably since the pandemic. Safety considerations and staffing shortages strained the travel and tourism industry. Last-minute travel or playing it by ear is not a good option anymore. Getting the most out of your vacation experience requires planning and pre-booking. Booking your activities ahead of time is just as important as your…

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March 8, 2023

Canyons of the Ancients

Lowry Pueblo: Where the Deities Dance One of the most archaeologically dense site locations in the United States can be found in southwestern Colorado. The Canyons of the Ancients National Monument spans some 174,000 acres and boasts an estimated 30,000 archaeological sites. More than 8,300 of these sites demonstrate past life in the form of…

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September 10, 2022

Durango: Your Family Adventure Destination

Looking for an exciting family vacation? Consider Colorado. Home to exhilarating whitewater rapids and mountain trails, southwestern Colorado offers adventure and exploration for all ages. The idyllic town of Durango offers a challenging whitewater park, easy access to Jeep and hiking trails, and a historic downtown with culinary hotspots and fun shopping. The Animas River…

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June 22, 2021

5 Tips for Visiting Mesa Verde National Park

Want to make the most of your Mesa Verde experience? Denise, the Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours professional tour guide (and former Mesa Verde park ranger) shared her insider’s perspective on the park with us to help make the most of your vacation. 1. “Must-see” features of Mesa Verde With 5,000 archeological sites and 600…

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March 5, 2020

Whitewater Rafting with Children: Top 5 Tips

Whitewater rafting can be an adventure for the entire family with a bit of planning. Here are the top 5 things to consider when planning a whitewater trip with children. Age Follow the age and size guidelines recommended by your guide. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours allows children as young as 4 to adventure with…

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June 17, 2019

Leave No Trace – Adventure Responsibly

There is no denying that Colorado is beautiful. Its snow-capped peaks, rushing whitewater, and outback terrain draw in thousands of tourists and locals alike to connect with nature. Whether you are a native or a visitor, it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect the land. The Leave No Trace – Care for Colorado campaign hopes to preserve…

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June 5, 2019

Durango Area Hot Springs

After an invigorating day of hiking, paddling through rapids, or tackling the outback terrain in an RZR, nothing soothes your tired muscles quite like a good hot soak. Fortunately, Colorado has an abundance of natural hot springs, including the Durango area. What exactly are hot springs? Hot springs are geothermally heated groundwater. Individual hot springs…

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May 23, 2019

Exploring Colorado Ghost Towns

The Durango area is beloved for its rafting, hiking, and off-roading adventures, but its rich history and rugged terrain offer you another type of adventure – exploration. If you’ve ever romanticized Old West history or wanted to unleash your inner Indiana Jones, Durango’s ghost towns are for you. Hundreds of former mining and mill towns…

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May 9, 2019

Durango Jeep Trails

  Jeeps and Colorado go together like peanut butter and jelly. Want to go off the beaten path and experience the exhilaration of conquering rugged country and enjoy scenery inaccessible by car? Jeeps are the answer. We offer you two great options for off-road. Take a Jeep tour with our experienced outback drivers or rent…

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August 14, 2018

From $129

Join us on a raft trip down the San Miguel River in Telluride, CO. In the spring and early summer this snowmelt-fed river plunges from the high peaks of the San Juan Mountains. NOTE: This river flows typically during the end of May and stops at the end of June. The dates we have loaded are the dates we are running this river. If you are looking for rafting in July and August check out our Durango River Rafting page.