This Package is Currently Unavailable for the 2021 Season.
Your adventure begins aboard the 8:45 a.m. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train as it departs for Silverton. Unparalleled views of the Animas Canyon are only one highlight of this step back in time.
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 meeting your shuttle ride back to Durango for your afternoon Raft trip. The Mountain Waters shuttle (white shuttle bus with blue lettering “Rafting”)will meet you at 2:00PM at 12th and Blair Street for your scenic drive along the San Juan Skyway. You will arrive back at Mountain Waters headquarters in time to prepare for the 4:00PM lower Animas raft trip. A 6:00PM finish means you’ll return to the Mountain Waters Rafting headquarters with plenty of evening left to recount the day’s memories while dining at one of Durango’s fine restaurants or strolling Main Avenue.
PEAK FARE DATES: June 24th-August 8th
OFF-PEAK FARE DATES: May 4th-June 23rd; August 9th-August 16th
Pricing listed is for standard class coach seating. Upgrade to premium-class coach train ticket! Please ask a Reservation agent for details.
2019 Peak Fares:
$190.29* – Adults
$149.95* – Children 4-11
*includes 8% historic preservation fee
2019 Off Peak Fares:
$144.55*- Children 4-11
*includes 8% historic preservation fee
Pick up your tickets at Durango Depot by 7:45am or the night before your trip
8:15AM: Board train at Durango Depot
8:45AM: Depart Durango
12:15PM: Arrive in Silverton. You’ll be on your own to enjoy the sites and history of Silverton and have lunch.
2:00PM: Board shuttle at 12th &Greene Streets for a scenic drive to Durango along the spectacular San Juan Skyway.
4:00PM: Board shuttle to get to River Access Point. Enjoy your raft trip!
6:00PM: Arrive back at Mountain Waters Rafting kiosk.
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
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.
See what a guest had to say on Trip Advisor!
“Beautiful Scenery & Awesome Experience”
Reviewed June 3, 2014
We did the Rail & Raft package; so, we rode the train from Durango to Silverton. After having lunch in Silverton, we were picked up by the Mountain Waters Rafting shuttle to take us back to Durango to head out white-water rafting. 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.