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Durango Rafting

La Plata county, Colorado whitewater outfitter

  Whitewater outfitter

If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The starting point is not too far from Durango. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you
    are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. The natural beauty of La Plata County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come
here to paddle. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a pleasant hiking trail near Durango Rafting called the Goodhope Stock Driveway, and close by you find delightful spots like Horse Gulch. On a wonderful day at Durango Rafting you can take a hike along the Highline Trail; there are plenty of folks from Durango here.
This river has it all. Everybody close by loves skiing at Hesperus Ski Center. The amount of rainfall that falls at Durango Rafting is close to the national average. The month with most of the rain is August, and June on the other hand is the driest. During the summer months at Durango Rafting highs are mostly in the 70's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 30's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Durango Rafting are in the 0's.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Durango Rafting.
 Whitewater Near Durango Rafting:
Whitewater Outfitter - Outlaw Rivers & Jeep Tours, La Plata County, 0 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - 4 Corners Whitewater, La Plata County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Animas River, La Plata County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 6.5 miles long (32nd St. Park to Purple Cliffs)
Animas River, La Plata County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (Purple Cliffs to State line)
Whitewater Outfitter - Flexible Flyers Rafting, La Plata County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Animas River, San Juan/ La Plata County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2.6 miles long (Tacoma to Rockwood Rail Yard)
Canyon Creek, La Plata County, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 3 miles long (to Animas River)
Animas River, San Juan County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Cedar Hill to Farmington City Park)
Hermosa Creek, La Plata County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Hermosa Park to US 550)
Dolores River, Dolores / Montezuma County, 25 miles away
      Class II-III - 39 miles long (Rico to McPhee Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Durango Rafting:
Hesperus Ski Center, Colorado , 12 miles away, 700 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Purgatory, Colorado , 20 miles away, 2029 foot drop, 11 lifts, 85 runs
Silverton, Colorado , 32 miles away, 3200 foot drop, 1 lifts, 1 runs
Kendall Mountain, Colorado , 33 miles away, 400 foot drop, 1 lifts, 3 runs
Telluride, Colorado , 36 miles away, 3845 foot drop, 18 lifts, 115 runs
Wolf Creek, Colorado , 76 miles away, 1604 foot drop, 7 lifts, 77 runs
 Hotels Near Durango Rafting:
Historic Strater Hotel, Durango , 0 miles away
The General Palmer Hotel, Durango , 0 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Durango, Durango , 0 miles away
Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, Durango , 0 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Durango, Durango , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Durango Rafting:
Cotton wood RV Park, Durango, 1 miles away
La Plata County Fairgrounds, Durango, 1 miles away
United Campgrounds Of Durango, Durango, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Durango Rafting:
Highline Trail, La Plata , 14 miles away
Goodhope Stock Driveway, La Plata , 15 miles away
Highline Loop Trail, Montezuma , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Durango Rafting:
Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec - NM , 25 miles away
Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park - CO , 37 miles away
Mancos State Park, Colorado , 28 miles away
Navajo State Park, Colorado , 30 miles away
Navajo Lake State Park, New Mexico , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Durango Rafting:
Hillcrest Golf Club, Durango , 2 miles away
Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Durango , 7 miles away
Glacier Club At Tamarron, Durango , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Durango Rafting
Pastorius Reservoir, La Plata , 6 miles away
Mormon Reservoir, La Plata , 19 miles away

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