Upper Animas Rafting

No Name Rapid, Class V rafting!

Are you ready for an Adventure? Look no further than our whitewater raft trip down the Upper Animas River. This river has been rated as one of the best raft trips in the world due to the heart pounding whitewater and the jaw-dropping scenery. Starting in Silverton, Colorado the Upper Animas roars 25 miles through the remote Weminuche Wilderness area containing class IV-V rapids and 13,000ft mountain peaks. The only access to the Upper Animas is the historic Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which runs adjacent to the river for it’s entire length. This train serves as our put-in and take-out transportation, which adds another unique facet to this incredible trip. We highly recommend that you spend the night at our fully stocked camp to truly appreciate enjoy this river experience.

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Take a look at our Lower Animas and San Miguel trips for some less intense rafting and kayaking options.

 

FIVE FABULOUS OPTIONS

MIDDLE UPPER ADVENTURE – FULL DAY Great adventure trip for active people who want a taste of the Upper Animas>>>

 

 

Rafting No Name Rapid, Upper AnimasUPPER ANIMAS RAFTING MARATHON We take you down the entire Upper Animas in one day>>>

 

 

Relaxing at camp after a great day on the Upper Animas RaftingTWO DAY WILDERNESS OVERNIGHT This is the option we recommend to see all of the Upper Animas from Silverton to Tacoma>>>

 

 

Rafting Class IV with Pigeon Peak in the back ground, Upper AnimasTHREE DAY WILDERNESS RAFTING Class V rafting, classic hiking and climbing in the Weminuche Wilderness>>

 

 

ROCKWOOD BOX GORGE This will rock your boat and your world>>>

 

 

SEASON

The Animas River is a free-flowing river which depends on snowpack. The Upper Animas starts running in May and is usually good through July. At lower August flows we cannot run all the way from Silverton but will start trips in Needleton.

MAP OF THE UPPER ANIMAS RIVER

ANIMAS RIVER FLOW @DURANGO (1930 – 2002)

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