No trip to Durango is complete without a float down the Lower Animas. This fun and convenient Lower Animas river rafting trip is perfect for large groups, families, and suitable for children 4 y/o and up. The Lower Animas starts on the North end of Durango near 32nd St and finishes 5-10 miles downstream depending on which trip you choose and the time of year. There are small class II rapids throughout the trip with the biggest rapid being located at Santa Rita Park known as Smelter. At high water Smelter has some big crashing waves and we will sometimes need to walk the small children in your group around this one depending on how high the water is. After Smelter the river returns back into is natural river bed where you’ll enjoy continuous small rapids through towering cottonwoods and lush riparian vegetation. Book our Lower Animas rafting trip to experience one of the best family rafting trips in Colorado.
TOUR TIMES 9AM 11:15AM 1:30PM
Our 2 Hour “Splash and Dash” whitewater rafting trip is approximately 2 hours door to door. Enjoy a quick thrill of class III rapids as you take on Durango’s famous whitewater park.
TOUR TIMES: 9AM 2PM
Unplug from your busy life and enjoy some relaxation while we start out our trip with a gentle float teaching you to paddle. Next experience the exciting adventure of busting through the rapids of Train Bridge, Baby Smelter, Smelter, Corner Pocket, Clock Tower, and Ponderosa! After catching your breath, we will paddle through Santa Rita Rapids and then stop at Serious Texas BBQ for lunch (limited menu). For lunch, you can refresh and enjoy a sandwich and drink. After lunch, we continue down the river and enjoy more rafting and perhaps a refreshing dip in the river. This trip is fun for all ages and provides excitement for all.
TOUR TIMES: 9AM 11:30AM
Experience the excitement of a Durango rafting adventure! With over a million dollars in improvements and additions, new thrills await you in the new Smelter whitewater park! Splash through “Smelter,” “Santa Rita,” “Sawmill,” and “Pinball” rapids as part of your Durango rafting adventure on the Animas River Class I-III! Your guide will share the history of the region and stories on local traditions. Families, reunions, groups, first-timers and rafting veterans alike find this popular and convenient guided rafting trip to be the highlight of their vacation! No experience is necessary; we provide all you need including safety orientation and instruction. Don’t miss the #1 activity in Durango!
TOUR TIMES: 9AM 1:30PM
Rafting the Animas River in Durango, CO is consistently rated the highlight of vacationing visitors. Of all the things to do in Durango, the Class I, II & III rapids are enough action for experienced rafters yet won’t overwhelm novices or young children. For those looking for more action when the river levels are lower, check out our Inflatable Kayak option. We also have outstanding full day high adventure raft trips. Enjoy the mountain and town scenery as our guides focus on your safety and fun!
TOUR TIMES: 11AM
Double the adventure and thrills of the Animas River by piloting your own inflatable kayak (IK). You will be instructed and outfitted by our professional guides to pilot your Inflatable Kayak along with the raft trip.
TOUR TIMES: 11AM
“DEFINITELY HAVE TO GO.”
The Full Blast Adventure Center was so fun. The zipline tour was amazing. I’ve been on other ziplines, but this was much better and exceeded my expectations. The tour guides were professional and I could tell they were there to help me have a fun time. I was allowed (and even encouraged) to take my camera on the tour! Definitely a must do. Something I could do over and over. I also did the paintball course. Again, the guide wanted me to enjoy myself and have fun. Wasn’t worried about the time.
MUST BE ON YOUR TOP TEN LIST FOR THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE
The zipline is awesome! It’s exhilerating and breathtaking! The guides are awesome and make you feel secure. The whole experience was great. All I can think about now is when Im going to get back on that zipline!
This place was so amazing. I went on the Zipline and had the time of my life! They also include a amazing paintball course just a little ways out of Durango. The staff there is so friendly and relaxed yet still safe in everything that they do. I would go again and again and again.
WOW!!! THIS IS A MUST FOR WINTER.
My family just went on the Full Blast Zipline tour in Durango. From the moment we arrived our kids could barely contain themselves. We had been promising them a zipline ride for quite a while. Just never thought we would get it this Winter! It was everything we had hoped and everyone had a blast. We wore our ski gear and staying warm was no problem. I will never forget the expressions on my kids faces. We were soaring through the tree tops flying from tree to tree for almost 2 hours. I know everyone has done skiing in the winter in Colorado, but ziplining in the Winter was the best! I’m going to reccomend this one to everyone.
OMG. That is the coolest ride ever. Especially the 2nd or 3rd platform, when you walk out there your tummy gets full of butterflies and then once you step off it just makes you laugh! Can’t wait to do it again.
LOVE TO ZIP
My wife and I recently visited Durango, CO and I wanted to ride the zipline at the Full Blast Adventure Center. My wife was a little nervous because she doesn’t like heights, but I talked her into it anyway. Toward the middle of the tour she was laughing and and really enjoying herself. After the tour was over she said that she wants to ride a zipline on every vacation she goes on. This is great news for me. I owe all my thanks to the Full Blast Adventure Center and their awesome guides for making this such an awesome experience for me and my wife. I even had to buy her a t-shirt from there that says, “ZIP ON!!”