Raft & Rail

Enjoy an incredible morning Raft Trip with the expert guides of Mountain Waters Rafting before boarding a scenic shuttle bound for Silverton via the San Juan Skyway and an afternoon ride back to Durango on the train!  It’s more than you ever thought you could experience in one day!

Dates Available:  May 26-August 11, 2024

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Mountain Waters Rafting_rapidsYour adventure begins with 8:15am rafting on the Animas River!  Rafting in the morning allows you to escape the crowds and afternoon monsoon rains.  After your rafting trip, you’ll have time to change into dry clothes before you board a shuttle bound for Silverton at 11:15am.  Upon your arrival in Silverton around 12:15pm, enjoy lunch on your own at one of Silverton’s great eateries. Take time to tour this Old West mining town prior to boarding your train at 2:30pm for the ride back to Durango.

Pricing listed is for standard class coach or gondola seating. Upgrade to premium-class coach train ticket!

2024 Adult Fares:

*includes 8% historic preservation fee

8:00 am: Meet at MWR Office in Albertsons Grocery Store parking lot to check-in for Raft Trip (free secure parking)
8:15 am: Depart to River Access Point
10:30 am: Arrive back at MWR Office to change and grab items for Scenic Shuttle & Train Ride
11:15 am: Depart on Scenic Shuttle Bus to Silverton
12:15 pm: Arrive in Silverton with 2 hours to explore, shop, and get lunch
2:30 pm: Board Train for ride back to Durango
6:15 pm: Arrive back in Durango at Train Station, one block from MWR Office

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.

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

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.ft. retail shop with T-shirts, hats, river shoes and almost anything you need to help you enjoy the river, you can rent equipment including bicycles 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.

Online booking is available or you may call 970-247-2733 or 888-TRAIN-07 (872-4607) to book.

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See what a guest had to say on Trip Advisor!

“Beautiful Scenery & Awesome Experience…

We did the Rail & Raft package; an excellent package! We upgraded our package to ride the Alamosa Parlor Car… the views were absolutely breathtaking at times… People take turns out on the observation platform. Since it was the last car of the train, you have nice views off the back of the train as well.”

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