As whitewater rafting season arrives in Colorado every spring, adrenaline junkies and vacationing families alike are traveling to Durango to experience the rush and exhilaration of whitewater rafting. This fun and exciting summer activity will have you on the tips of your toes as you brace for rushing rapids and paddle down the gorgeous Animas River. At Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, our whitewater rafting experts understand that your first time rafting can be an intimidating experience, so we’ve compiled a list of tips for your first Durango rafting trip.
Whether you’re planning a trip to Durango for a family vacation or a work outing, it’s important to choose an appropriate whitewater rafting trip for your group. Many whitewater rafting companies will offer half-day or full-day trips on the river, however the length of the trip you choose should depend on your schedule. Some considerations for choosing a rafting trip should include:
At Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, we’re proud to be a leading provider of Durango rafting trips and adventure tours. Our most popular rafting trip is our 4-hour half day whitewater rafting excursion along the beautiful Animas River. When you join us for this family friendly adventure, our experienced rafting guides will take you on a scenic adventure of Durango where you can spot Colorado wildlife and swim in the river. With more than three hours of time on the water, this is one of the best activities to do in Durango. Sign up for our Durango rafting trip today!
Once you’ve booked your Durango rafting trip, you may be wondering what type of clothes to wear on your rafting adventure. Below are some tips for choosing the appropriate rafting attire.
While this should go without saying, you should always take heed of your rafting guide’s instructions throughout your trip. If you fail to pay attention to important safety details or guidelines, you could run the risk of falling out of the raft! It’s your rafting guides duty to ensure that you and the rest of the group are staying safe at all times, and no one wants to see a fellow paddler get injured due to a silly mistake.
At Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, all of our whitewater rafting guides are specially trained and certified to lead our rafting tours. They’ve spent countless hours on the Animas River and have the skills and experience needed to navigate it safely in all weather conditions. If you’re looking for a fun and exhilarating two-hour Durango rafting trip, we offer a guided tour where you can experience the thrills of class III rapids. Book your Durango rafting trip online today!
While Durango rafting trips boasts stunning and scenic views of Colorado, they also boast consistent summer sunshine. To ensure you don’t go home looking like a lobster, make sure you pack plenty of sunscreen for your whitewater rafting adventure! The higher the SPF the better and always remember to reapply your sunscreen after a few hours, especially if you plan on swimming.
Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours is your go-to company for safe and exciting Durango adventures. Whether you’re interested in joining us for one of our infamous rafting tours, 4×4 tours, or to take a tour of Mesa Verde National Park, we can accommodate all of your thrill-seeking needs. Contact us today to learn more about our Durango adventures or browse our brochure online!