Upper Animas River

No other river in the world comes close to the scenery, whitewater and unique experience of the Upper Animas River! We have searched far and wide and firmly believe this is the best commercial section of river on the planet.  When the water level is high in early-mid June, the Upper Animas is non-stop Class IV-V action and is only suitable for dedicated adventure seekers. Once the river drops in late June and July the intensity decreases dramatically and is suitable for everyone with an adventurous spirit.  Be careful, our fully stocked riverside camp and hiking options in this road-less wilderness might just lure you to opt for the two or three day trip! Enjoy the the video…


Take a look at our Lower Animas and San Miguel trips for some less intense rafting and kayaking options.


Middle Upper Adventure »

Great adventure trip for active people who want a taste of the Upper Animas.


Rafting No Name Rapid, Upper Animas
Upper Animas Rafting Marathon »

We take you down the entire Upper Animas in one day.


Relaxing at camp after a great day on the Upper Animas Rafting
Two Day Wilderness Overnight »

This is the option we recommend to see all of the Upper Animas from Silverton to Tacoma.


Rafting Class IV with Pigeon Peak in the back ground, Upper Animas
Three Day Wilderness Rafting »

Class V rafting, classic hiking and climbing in the Weminuche Wilderness.


Rockwood Box Gorge »

This will rock your boat and your world.



The Animas River is a free-flowing river which depends on snowpack. The Upper Animas starts running in May and is usually good through July. At lower August flows we cannot run all the way from Silverton but will start trips in Needleton.



Please contact us with any questions.