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Be Ready for Your White Water Rafting Trip

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There is no shortage of things to do in Durango, CO, whether you’re a curious traveler hoping to explore Mesa Verde National Park and learn about ancient civilizations or you’re an adrenaline junky ready to find a new adventure. No matter what big plans you have for your next trip to southern Colorado, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours can help you plan it. Our specialty? White water rafting trips. We were one of the first outfitters in Durango to take visitors down the Animas River, and we have continued the tradition with a spotless safety record for more than 30 years. In today’s post, we’ve gathered advice from across our site to help you be ready for your upcoming adventure. Keep reading to learn more, get excited, and book your trip online today!

Be Prepared

Durango Rivertrippers and Adventure Tours 4 hour rafting tripIf you’re reading this article, you’re already on the right track! The white water rafting trips we offer here at Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours are made for adventurers of all levels of skill and experience to enjoy, but why not get a head start and start learning what you need to know now? Our blog is a great resource for all those who are new to river rafting — or perhaps those who simply need a refresher. Here, you can find information on what to wear, how to choose the right trip option, how to hold your paddle, how to stay safe, and – perhaps most importantly – how to stay in the boat! We are always adding more information to help you make the most of your next river rafting adventure, so make sure you stay up-to-date with our latest posts and keep reading for even more great advice! If you have any questions, you can always contact us by phone or email!

Listen to Your Guide

The most important advice we can give to anyone going on a white water rafting trip? Pay attention. Your guide is a professional – assuming you hired a reputable licensed outfitter, like Durango Rivertrippers – and they have spent hours and hours on the river and in training. The advice we offer here in our blog is simply an introduction. Your guide will be able to demonstrate proper form, offer river rafting safety tips specific to your trip, and give instructions more catered to your group. They’ll be with you throughout your trip to help you stay safe and excited, so make sure you’re listening!

Durango, Colorado is an incredible place filled with countless opportunities to get outside, explore, and forge lasting bonds with family and friends. White water rafting is a perfect example, offering excitement, exercise, and fun made for people across the spectrum of age, ability, and experience. If you’re new to river rafting, no sweat! Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours is determined to help you have a great time on the Animas, from tips and advice here on our site to in-person instruction from our professional guides. We also offer dozens of other great ways to explore Durango, including jeep 4×4 tours, stand-up paddle boarding, and tickets for the Durango Silverton train. Check out all the adventures we have to offer, including great package deals, and book your trip online today!

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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.