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Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours

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Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, founded in 1983, is one of the first river outfitters in Durango to be licensed by the State of Colorado. They offer the safest and finest whitewater rafting available in the Southwest Colorado and have a perfect safety record. They offer all the rafting trips in Durango to all ages, making Rivertrippers a great experience for the entire family! Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Durango, you will be able to begin and end your trip without the hassle of driving around town. They are proud to offer the best prices in the area, which gives their customers the opportunity to save money while still getting the experience of a lifetime on the Animas River! Be sure and check out their Mesa Verde Experience Tour, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Jeep Rentals, Rzer Rentals and much more! Located Downtown Durango.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Mesa Verde Experience Tour

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Mesa Verde Experience Tour

Mesa Verde National Park
8:00 am 3:30 pm
Price includes, Lunch, Park Fees and guided ranger tickets (when open)

(MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 Guests)

Cliff Dwellings near Durango Colorado & Cortez Colorado
Come take a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo. From 600 A.D to 1300 they made Mesa Verde their home. The site protects over 5,000 archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings and the famous Cliff Palace. This is a trip of a lifetime. Any of our trips can be combined with our water adventures, Zip Line Tours or Train ride.
Why a guided tour?
Sit back and relax while our experienced, knowledgeable guides take you around the park. With their knowledge you will be able to ask questions, read ligature and listen to your own private tour of the park.
You get to save gas, time and entrance fees with our guided tours. All of our vehicles are comfortable with air conditioning for those hot summer months and heated for the winter months. We are here to provide you the best Mesa Verde EXPERIENCE.
Itinerary:

Meet at our downtown location at 7:55 AM (724 Main Ave, Downtown Durango) or we will pick you up at your hotel for free. Check in and sign your release form. We will promptly leave once you are all checked in and head over the park entrance 36 miles from Durango, Co.
This trip includes a delicious lunch from our local Durango Roasters (Vegetarian options available). We keep plenty of snacks and water for your comfort. We will return to Durango around 330 PM.

April 15-October 20: Includes ranger guided tour
Dates outside of this does not include a ranger guided tour

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft and Rail Package

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft and Rail Package

The two hour morning rafting trip (9am-11am) is the "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours. Then you catch our shuttle to Silverton, Co at Noon. You will arrive in Silverton at 1pm with time to walk around town, have lunch on your own then catch a 2:30p, OR 3pm train back,

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft and Rail Package - Raft and Shuttle (Part 2 of 2) - Child

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft and Rail Package - Raft and Shuttle (Part 2 of 2) - Child

The two hour morning rafting trip (9am-11am) is the "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours. Then you catch our shuttle to Silverton, Co at Noon. You will arrive in Silverton at 1pm with time to walk around town, have lunch on your own then catch a 2:30p, OR 3pm train back,

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~Twilight Tour-Kennebec Pass Jeep Trail Tour - Youth (11 and under)

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~Twilight Tour-Kennebec Pass Jeep Trail Tour - Youth (11 and under)

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 10,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Mesa Verde Experience Tour With Lunch

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Mesa Verde Experience Tour With Lunch

Mesa Verde National Park
8:00 am 3:30 pm
Price includes, Lunch, Park Fees and guided ranger tickets(when open)

(MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 Guests)

Cliff Dwellings near Durango Colorado & Cortez Colorado
Come take a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo. From 600 A.D to 1300 they made Mesa Verde their home. The site protects over 5,000 archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings and the famous Cliff Palace. This is a trip of a lifetime. Any of our trips can be combined with our water adventures, Zip Line Tours or Train ride.
Why a guided tour?
Sit back and relax while our experienced, knowledgeable guides take you around the park. With their knowledge you will be able to ask questions, read ligature and listen to your own private tour of the park.
You get to save gas, time and entrance fees with our guided tours. All of our vehicles are comfortable with air conditioning for those hot summer months and heated for the winter months. We are here to provide you the best Mesa Verde EXPERIENCE.
Itinerary:

Meet at our downtown location at 7:55 AM (724 Main Ave, Downtown Durango) or we will pick you up at your hotel for free. Check in and sign your release form. We will promptly leave once you are all checked in and head over the park entrance 36 miles from Durango, Co.
This trip includes a delicious lunch from our local Durango Roasters (Vegetarian options available). We keep plenty of snacks and water for your comfort. We will return to Durango around 330 PM.

April 15-October 20: Includes ranger guided tour
Dates outside of this does not include a ranger guided tour

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 2 hour Raft Trip

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 2 hour Raft Trip ~ 2PM - 4PM - Adult

Description

Our two hour trip is the short "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours from our downtown location. This Class I-III stretch of the river starts north above town and meanders downstream. During this trip you can expect to experience several rapids and historical landmarks of the Old West.
After a thorough safety orientation and a few minutes on the river to get everyone situated and comfortable on the raft, the fun starts off with Rivertripper Rapid. We are very proud of this drop. We designed and built the rapid after the area was disturbed with utilities buried beneath the river bottom. It is fun as well as being a good example of how a disturbed area in nature can be aesthetically enhanced while using the natural elevation change in the river. To create wildlife habitat, a good rapid, and fun for all.

We then continue onward through Main Street Bridge, Little Smelter, Smelter Rapid, Santa Rita Hole, Sawmill Rapid, K-Mart Rapid, as well as an international Whitewater race course.

This is a great trip for the "Beginner" as well as the "Seasoned Adventurer", families, groups, and friends. For those looking for even more adventure try one of our inflatable kayaks. They're stable, forgiving and even more fun.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 2 hour Raft Trip ~ 2PM - 4PM - Child (4-11yrs)

Description

Our two hour trip is the economy "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours. This Class I-III stretch of the river starts north above town and meanders downstream. During this trip you can expect to experience several rapids and historical landmarks of the Old West.

After a thorough safety orientation and a few minutes on the river to get everyone situated and comfortable on the raft, the fun starts off with Rivertripper Rapid. We are very proud of this drop. We designed and built the rapid after the area was disturbed with utilities buried beneath the river bottom. It is fun as well as being a good example of how a disturbed area in nature can be aesthetically enhanced while using the natural elevation change in the river. To create wildlife habitat, a good rapid, and fun for all.

We then continue onward through Main Street Bridge, Little Smelter, Smelter Rapid, Santa Rita Hole, Sawmill Rapid, K-Mart Rapid, as well as an international Whitewater race course.

This is a great trip for the "Beginner" as well as the "Seasoned Adventurer", families, groups, and friends. For those looking for even more adventure try one of our inflatable kayaks. They're stable, forgiving and even more fun.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 2 hour Raft Trip ~ 9AM - 11AM - Adult

Description

Our two hour trip is the economy "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours. This Class I-III stretch of the river starts north above town and meanders downstream. During this trip you can expect to experience several rapids and historical landmarks of the Old West.

After a thorough safety orientation and a few minutes on the river to get everyone situated and comfortable on the raft, the fun starts off with Rivertripper Rapid. We are very proud of this drop. We designed and built the rapid after the area was disturbed with utilities buried beneath the river bottom. It is fun as well as being a good example of how a disturbed area in nature can be aesthetically enhanced while using the natural elevation change in the river. To create wildlife habitat, a good rapid, and fun for all.

We then continue onward through Main Street Bridge, Little Smelter, Smelter Rapid, Santa Rita Hole, Sawmill Rapid,as well as an international Whitewater race course.

This is a great trip for the "Beginner" as well as the "Seasoned Adventurer", families, groups, and friends. For those looking for even more adventure try one of our inflatable kayaks. They're stable, forgiving and even more fun.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 2 hour Raft Trip ~ 9AM - 11AM - Child (4-11yrs)

Description

Our two hour trip is the economy "Splash & Dash" run with about 1 hour river time. You start and finish in 2 hours. This Class I-III stretch of the river starts north above town and meanders downstream. During this trip you can expect to experience several rapids and historical landmarks of the Old West.

After a thorough safety orientation and a few minutes on the river to get everyone situated and comfortable on the raft, the fun starts off with Rivertripper Rapid. We are very proud of this drop. We designed and built the rapid after the area was disturbed with utilities buried beneath the river bottom. It is fun as well as being a good example of how a disturbed area in nature can be aesthetically enhanced while using the natural elevation change in the river. To create wildlife habitat, a good rapid, and fun for all.

We then continue onward through Main Street Bridge, Little Smelter, Smelter Rapid, Santa Rita Hole, Sawmill Rapid, K-Mart Rapid, as well as an international Whitewater race course.

This is a great trip for the "Beginner" as well as the "Seasoned Adventurer", families, groups, and friends. For those looking for even more adventure try one of our inflatable kayaks. They're stable, forgiving and even more fun.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 4 hour Raft Trip

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 4 hour Raft Trip ~ 2PM - 6PM - Child (4-11yrs)

Description

For those wanting to spend a little more time on the river we suggest our 4 Hour adventure. The trip starts off with our two hour trip and continues downstream another eleven miles through the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. This stretch of the Animas River is beautiful. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife in the natural habitat and enjoy the scenery. Snack provided.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 4 hour Raft Trip ~ 9AM - 1PM - Adult

Description

For those wanting the full river experience we suggest our most popular 4 Hour adventure. The trip starts off with our two hour trip and continues downstream another eleven miles through the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. This stretch of the Animas River is beautiful. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife in the natural habitat and enjoy the scenery. Snack provided.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 4 hour Raft Trip ~ 2PM - 6PM - Adult

Description

For those wanting the full river experience we suggest our most popular 4 Hour adventure. The trip starts off with our two hour trip and continues downstream another eleven miles through the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. This stretch of the Animas River is beautiful. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife in the natural habitat and enjoy the scenery. Snack provided.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ 4 hour Raft Trip ~ 9AM - 1PM - Child (4-11yrs)

Description

For those wanting to spend a little more time on the river we suggest our 4 Hour adventure. The trip starts off with our two hour trip and continues downstream another eleven miles through the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. This stretch of the Animas River is beautiful. There are lots of opportunities to spot wildlife in the natural habitat and enjoy the scenery. Snack provided.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Kennebec 4x4 Tour

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Kennebec 4x4 Tour ~ 8am - 12pm - Child (under 12)

Description

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this half day adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 12,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach. Allow our experienced guides take you and you can sit back and relax in our comfortable vehicles.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Kennebec 4x4 Tour ~ 1pm - 5pm - Adult

Description

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this half day adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 12,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Kennebec 4x4 Tour ~ 1pm - 5pm - Child (under 12)

Description

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this half day adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 12,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach. Allow our experienced guides take you and you can sit back and relax in our comfortable vehicles.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Kennebec 4x4 Tour ~ 8am - 12pm - Adult

Description

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this half day adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 12,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Silverton Ghost Town 4x4 Tour

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Silverton Ghost Town 4x4 Tour ~ 10Am - 2pm - Adult

Description

Departing from Durango you will travel to along the scenic byway picturesque Silverton, Colorado. We will stop at our office in Silverton for a orientation before boarding our open air 4x4 where you will explore Colorado's pristine high country. This tour travels through Picuayne Gulch then drop down Californa Gulch as we head over the famous Animas Forks as well as other famous mining ghost towns above Sliverton, CO. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of Animas Forks, an early mining town established in 1800's as well as be shown our own private mining claims along the way. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the go inside the old buildings. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Half Day Silverton Ghost Town 4x4 Tour ~ 10Am - Child (under 12)

Description

Departing from Durango you will travel to along the scenic byway picturesque Silverton, Colorado. We will stop at our office in Silverton for a orientation before boarding our open air 4x4 where you will explore Colorado's pristine high country. This tour travels through Picuayne Gulch then drop down Californa Gulch as we head over the famous Animas Forks as well as other famous mining ghost towns above Sliverton, CO. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of Animas Forks, an early mining town established in 1800's as well as be shown our own private mining claims along the way. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the go inside the old buildings. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Polaris RZR/OHV Rental Seats up To 4 People

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Polaris RZR/OHV Rental Seats up To 4 People ~2 Hour - 10am

Description

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to explore the beautiful scenery of Colorado, consider renting a Polaris RZR (UTV) from Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours. Whether you’re planning a trip to Durango or Silverton this fall, or you’re in the process of mapping out a vacation for next summer, you’ll love cruising through the mountains on one of their high-quality RZR’s (off-road vehicle).

When you sign up for a RZR self-guided tour with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, you will have the freedom to create your own back-country trip equipped with helmets, fuel, safety instructions, a map of Durango, and directions. You can enjoy cruising through the ghost towns above Silverton for a beautiful 12,000-foot view of the mountains. Their RZR rentals give you the unique opportunity to have your own private adventure at your own speed.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Polaris RZR/OHV Rental Seats up To 4 People ~4 Hour - 10am

Description

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to explore the beautiful scenery of Colorado, consider renting a Polaris RZR (UTV) from Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours. Whether you’re planning a trip to Durango or Silverton this fall, or you’re in the process of mapping out a vacation for next summer, you’ll love cruising through the mountains on one of their high-quality RZR’s (off-road vehicle).

When you sign up for a RZR self-guided tour with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, you will have the freedom to create your own back-country trip equipped with helmets, fuel, safety instructions, a map of Durango, and directions. You can enjoy cruising through the ghost towns above Silverton for a beautiful 12,000-foot view of the mountains. Their RZR rentals give you the unique opportunity to have your own private adventure at your own speed.

Polaris RZRs

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Polaris RZR/OHV Rental Seats up To 4 People ~4 Hour - 2:30

Description

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to explore the beautiful scenery of Colorado, consider renting a Polaris RZR (UTV) from Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours. Whether you’re planning a trip to Durango or Silverton this fall, or you’re in the process of mapping out a vacation for next summer, you’ll love cruising through the mountains on one of their high-quality RZR’s (off-road vehicle).

When you sign up for a RZR self-guided tour with Durango Rivertrippers & Adventure Tours, you will have the freedom to create your own back-country trip equipped with helmets, fuel, safety instructions, a map of Durango, and directions. You can enjoy cruising through the ghost towns above Silverton for a beautiful 12,000-foot view of the mountains. Their RZR rentals give you the unique opportunity to have your own private adventure at your own speed.

Polaris RZRs

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft/Jeep Tour Combo Package - Adult

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft/Jeep Tour Combo Package - Adult

Raft and Jeep through beautiful Southwestern Colorado! Enjoy a 4 hour raft trip with snack on the Lower Animas then spending another 1/2 day on the Jeep trails of Durango.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft/Jeep Tour Combo Package - Youth (11 and under)

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~ Raft/Jeep Tour Combo Package - Youth (11 and under)

Raft and Jeep through beautiful Southwestern Colorado! Enjoy a 4 hour raft trip with snack on the Lower Animas then spending another 1/2 day on the Jeep trails of Durango.

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~Twilight Tour-Kennebec Pass Jeep Trail Tour -Adult (6:15pm-8:45pm)

Rivertrippers / Adventure Tours ~Twilight Tour-Kennebec Pass Jeep Trail Tour -Adult (6:15pm-8:45pm)

Explore the majestic La Plata Mountains and Canyon near Durango on this adventure. This tour travels through La Plata Canyon and ascends to the Kennebec Pass at over 10,000ft. Along the way you will discover the old ghost town of La Plata City, an early mining town established in 1875. You will see the old frame work of the towns, foundations and even the chimney's. In addition to the local lore, you will experience breathtaking views, wildlife, waterfalls, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to explore areas that are hard to reach.

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Address:
720 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

From Denver International Airport:

Go I-70 W for 24 miles; Merge onto CO-470 E via EXIT 260 toward COLORADO SPRINGS; Merge onto US-285 S toward FAIRPLAY (102.2 miles); Turn LEFT onto US-285; Turn LEFT onto US-285 / US-50. Continue to follow US-285. (64.1 miles); Turn RIGHT onto CO-112. (13.1 miles); Turn RIGHT onto GRAND AVE / GRANDE AVE / US-160. Continue to follow US-160 W. (115.0 miles); Turn RIGHT onto CO-3. (2.2 miles); CO-3 becomes E 8TH AVE;

  • Cancellation | 24 HRS.
  • Deposit | CREDIT CARD DEPOSIT UPON BOOKING