The two arms of the Animas in the Durango – Silverton Area comprise two very distinct rafting experiences. Are you strong of heart and in good shape? Then we’ll see you on the wild! Inaccessible Upper Animas, where Class IV and V rapids rip through 28 miles of spectacular San Juan mountain scenery before ending at the impassable Animas Gorge. The Upper Animas is for experienced rafters – it’s some serious river!
If that is not your speed, take on the Lower Animas, “The River of Lost Souls,” which lends itself well to novice and family trips. There are still thrills to be had in places like Smelter Sawmill and Santa Rita rapids. But because the place is gentler, you’ll have the chance to ogle mining history and enjoy geological and natural points of interest that your river guide will point out to you. The Lower Animas runs right through the town of Durango making for easy embarking.
Our Lovely Local Animas River(6/24/2020)-One of our favorite features about Durango is the Animas River, as it runs through the middle of town. For years, this river has provided a variety of outdoor adventures. According to this article on the Duranglers website, “The Animas River is the major stream draining the high alpine terrain of the Needle Mountains. It […]
High Water Offers Rare Experiences(6/21/2019)-High water on the Animas River has created the best rafting season in more than 10 years, and it’s opened parts of the river south of Durango that’s rarely passable.
Big adventure in Durango – the ANIMAS RIVER is running high(6/14/2019)-Snow is melting in the high country and the Animas River is raging right through Durango. River rafting is in full swing. Conditions are changing daily, so call ahead to reserve your adventure. Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours 724 Main Avenue (970) 259-0289 Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours 50 Animas View Drive (970) […]
Father’s Day in Durango(6/14/2019)-This weekend Durango celebrates Father’s Day, and there are several events for the men in your life. With summer temperatures heating up, there’s a ton to enjoy around town. Durango Friends of the Arts will be selling Father’s Day pies at the Durango Farmers Market. It’s a fundraiser and unique gift! A stroll around the […]
Putting Safety First in River Rafting(5/17/2019)-We talk to a local rafting company about its safety training to prepare for this summer’s rafting season. Most important message: wear your personal flotation device!!!
Still House Junkies EP Release Party W/S/G Russick Smith(2/1/2019)-Sat · February 9, 2019 Doors: 8:30 pm/ Show: 9:15 pm(event ends at 12:45 am) THE ANIMAS CITY THEATRE – MUSIC TICKETS: $10.00 – $12.00 STILLHOUSE JUNKIES StillHouse Junkies is a one-of-a-kind creative project born out of the collective passions of three individuals with very different musical backgrounds. With chops and stylistic leanings ranging from […]
Activities in and Around Durango—Not Impacted by the Fire!(6/14/2018)-At The Durango Team, we write a weekly lifestyle blog that highlights features, events, and activities in and around Durango. With the 416 Fire impacting our local area, we want to address the concern that Durango is not open for business or tourism, or there is not anything to do if you come visit. In […]
Does Earlier Run-Off Affect Rafting Season?(4/28/2017)-The Animas River peaked at 2,370 cfs on April 20. Is that normal for this time of year? What about the rest of the run-off season? Do high flows now affect the rafting season later? You’ll be surprised by the answer.
Democratic Party Officially Includes Marijuana Reform in Its 2016 Platform(7/15/2016)-This article was originally posted on High Times The Democratic National Committee, which is led by embattled anti-pot proponent Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has officially made the decision to include marijuana reform in the party’s 2016 platform.Over the weekend, the DNC announced the party was taking sides with the issue of taming the pot laws in […]
DIY Rustic Up-cycled Home Décor(6/14/2016)-Green living is both easy on the earth and beneficial for our health. It can also be easier on the wallet as well. When we make an effort to reuse and recycle old things into new, we save money and create one- of-a- kind pieces. When we craft things ourselves we can often save hundreds […]