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.
Animas River Days are back, and this time for a whole weekend! Come enjoy the U.S. Kayak Freestyle Championships alongside the traditional Animas River Days activities. By Hannah Robertson. Sponsored by Tafoya Barrett and Associates and Serious Texas BBQ.
Paul and Jackie Beasley purchased Tile Art & Light Art (now 2180 Lighting and Design Studio) about 10 years ago with a fledgling workshop where the former owners had just started manufacturing quartz, quartzite and marble slabs into custom countertops. Now, it's a mainstay of their business, and they recently moved to an expanded shop in Three Springs. Sponsored by The Payroll Department and Kroegers Ace Hardware
José Madrigal wants to rebuild residents' trust in the City of Durango through transparency in the city's finances and decision-making processes, and he wants and expects accountability for meeting the goals that the community wants accomplished.
6th Annual and 1st Virtual Splash & Dash(8/21/2020)-La Plata Youth Services is excited to announce that the 6th Annual and 1st Virtual Splash & Dash will be held virtually this year. The event is a fundraiser to support our mentoring program – Radical Possibilities – which will provide a consistent caring adult to maintain connection and support for youth during these uncertain […]
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 […]