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The Best Adventures to Take in Durango

If you plan on visiting Durango this summer for work or play, there are many adventures worth taking on your Colorado trip. Durango is a small city located in southwestern Colorado, very close to the New Mexico border, and there are many fun activities to partake in that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours is proud to offer some of the best adventures that Colorado has to offer. Whether you sign up for one of our safe whitewater rafting trips, or you decide to rent a jeep to visit Mesa Verde National Park, there are many fun things to do in Durango.

Inflatable Kayak Trip

If whitewater rafting isn’t really your style, you might love our inflatable kayak trips. When you sign up for one of our kayaking adventures, you’ll experience all of the natural beauty that the Animas River has to offer. A perfect family day trip for couples with children over the age of twelve, our inflatable kayak trips come in a variety of packages. On our four-hour trip, you’ll have plenty of time to play in the water, paddle, and bounce through rapids. For a shorter kayak trip, our two-hour lower Animas River experience is a great option.

4×4 Tours

Have you always dreamed of visiting La Plata Mountain and Kennebec Pass? When you sign up for one of our 4×4 tours, you’ll have the ability to explore the majestic La Plata Mountains on our four-hour Durango Jeep Trail Tour. Reach astonishing heights of 12,000 feet as you drive through the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early town that was established in 1875. Whether you’re looking for a private tour for the family or a guided tour with a group, Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours will do everything we can to ensure your adventure is one you will never forget!

San Juan National Forest

Looking for an outdoor outing that the entire family will enjoy? If you visit the San Juan National Forest in Durango, you’ll have the opportunity to visit three designated wildlife areas. This forest is a U.S. National Forest that covers more than 1,878,846 acres in Western Colorado and it covers most of the southern portion of the San Juan Mountains west of the Continental Divide. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad also passes through this beautiful National Forest.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

One adventure you should definitely save time for is the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. When you purchase a train ticket for this exciting and breathtaking ride, you’ll get to ride a train through spectacular and breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest. Your family or friends will love traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that was once on the same track as miners, cowboys, and old settlers.

At Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, we’re proud to offer several different Durango train packages to suit your needs. Browse our How-To Guide online to learn more about this adventure or check out our FAQ online.

Chaco Canyon

If you’re interested in getting a closer look at the ways of the ancestral Pueblo peoples, consider taking a day trip to Chaco Canyon. Chaco Canyon is a shallow, ten mile canyon that sits at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Today, the massive buildings of the Pueblo peoples still testifies to their amazing organizational and engineering abilities.

Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

If you’re planning a trip to Durango and you’d like to schedule a tour of Mesa Verde National Park or a whitewater rafting excursion, contact our experts 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.