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Upper Animas Season is on!

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We should have ideal flows on the Upper Animas for the rest of the season. Book your rafting adventure today! For those looking for an epic day of whitewater rafting Class III-V, have a look at our specialty trip the Marathon. This trip includes 24 miles of whitewater in one day! Our famous Raft’n Rail…

Upper Animas Training Trip

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This Sunday we headed to the Upper Animas for a training and scouting mission. We did the Upper Animas Marathon trip from Silverton to Tacaoma (24 miles of whitewater in one day!). The river was running about 700cfs below Silverton and about 1900cfs at Tall Timber. The day was filled with sunshine, whitewater and amazing…

Sorry Folks… Park’s Closed

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It’s that time of year… time to clean and store all the gear in preparation for winter. We are all finished up for the 2016 rafting season. And so as the Moose should’ve told us at the gate, “Sorry Folks… Park’s Closed”. Thanks to everyone who joined us on an adventure, we you hope you…

Private Boaters – Preparing for the Grand Canyon

This past weekend, April 9-10 2016, we held a class for a group preparing to go down the Grand Canyon in about two weeks. They will be launching on a private group permit from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek. For some in the group, the information covered in this class was just a refresher, for…

Gold King Mine

On August 6th 2015, the Animas River closed due to the EPA triggering the release of acid mine water into Cement Creek, a tributary to the Animas River in Silverton, CO. Many images were taken of a river that should have been clear that time of year and was instead running a mustard yellow color….

February Snowpack Update

2016 continues to be a great El Nino winter for Southwest Colorado. According to the Snotel Data site, the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas and San Juan River Basins are at 128% of average snow water equivalent as of February 4. One of the tributaries to the Animas River, Cascade Creek, is currently at 140%. This…

2016 Preseason Discounts

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Rafting No Name Rapid, Upper AnimasTake advantage of our 2016 preseason discounts when  you book your raft trip before the end of February! Happy New Year from Durango and the team at 4 Corners Whitewater. Winter is in full swing here in the San Juans and…

Early Season Snowpack

It’s December 22, 2015 and so far this winter is shaping up to be a great one.  About 8″ of fresh snow last night with 15″ in the last 72 hours. Current base at Purgatory Resort is 42″. Snow Stake Possibly 2-4 feet more on the…