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Raft & Rail

Raft & Rail

May 12 through August 17, 2018
(no trips on May 26 due to Iron Horse Bike Race)

This package is over for the season but be sure to check back next year!

After the morning exhilaration of a raft trip with Mountain Waters Rafting in Durango, take a shuttle to Silverton to enjoy the vintage steam train ride from Silverton to Durango. This adventure trip is a family favorite!

Mountain Waters Rafting_rapidsThis memorable day begins with a morning raft trip on the Lower Animas. Upon your return to the Mountain Waters headquarters you will board the shuttle for a scenic ride to Silverton along the spectacular San Juan Skyway. Take time on your own for lunch and to explore this historic mining town before catching the afternoon train back to Durango. (Recommendation from the experts: Go rafting in the morning to avoid the afternoon rains of summer!  Our 'monsoon' season usually begins at the end of June.)   

2018 Package Fare:

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Adult (age 12+)  $184*
Child (age 4-11) $144*
*Includes 7% historic preservation fee

2018 Schedule:

Pick up your tickets at Durango Depot by 7:45am or avoid the morning rush and pick them up by 6:00 the night before your trip.
8:15AM: Meet at Mountain Waters' kiosk in Albertson's Parking Lot (303 W. College Dr.)
8:30AM: Board shuttle to River Access Point
10:30AM: Arrive back at the Mountain Water's headquarters to prepare for shuttle to Silverton
11:00AM: Board shuttle for a drive to Silverton along the spectacular San Juan Skyway. The shuttle includes a scenic tour!
12:00PM: Once in Silverton, you'll be on your own you to enjoy the sites and history of Silverton and have lunch.
2:15PM: Board the train for a 2:30PM departure and travel by rail along the Animas River.
6:00PM: Arrive at Durango Depot.
Important! No trip package scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, (May 26) due to highway closure for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic event!

Recommendations: Guests should dress appropriately for the river. We suggest clothing that dries quickly (i.e. nylon shorts, shirt & windbreaker) and shoes that will stay on and dry quickly (i.e. river sandals with heel strap & closed toe or sneakers.) Sunscreen and hat highly recommended. Guests can bring a backpack with extra clothing for train trip.

If you are bringing children: You must bring your own car seats for children who require them during the shuttle trip on the highway between Durango and Silverton. Mountain Waters Rafting does not provide car seats! The Colorado Car Seat Law states children up to 8 years must be in an appropriate car seat/booster seat.

IMPORTANT: Rafting, like all other outdoor activities, is inherently dangerous. By participating in Mountain Waters Rafting activities, you will be assuming those risks.
All participants will be required to sign a release of liability before undertaking any activity with Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company llc.
Please bring completed Liability releases

Call now to book!
970-247-2733 or 888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607) (Online booking coming soon!)

The D&SNG is proud to be partnered with a PREMIER outfitter in Durango!

Mountain Waters Rafting headquarters is located at 303 W. College Drive near downtown Durango and just 100 yards from the Animas River.
Not just an office or kiosk, the headquarters offers so much more!
In addition to a 1,000sq retail shop with T-shirts, hats, river shoes and almost anything you need to help you enjoy the river, you can rent equipment including bicyles to cruise the Animas River Trail later! They also offer restrooms, private picnic area, and free, secured, private lot parking. You'll find tourist information for local events, activities, lodging and dining. Their friendly staff will even help you book other activities available in Durango.

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