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Upper Animas Season is on!

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

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

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 means we are looking forward to a solid river rafting season starting this May. Don’t delay, book your rafting trip today, use the promo codes to receive early season discounts of 10-15% when you pay in full during checkout.

2016 Preseason Discounts

Take 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 the snow is piling up! We know some of you out there are already…

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″. Possibly 2-4 feet more on the way this week!  We will keep you posted.

2015 End of Season

We are done running trips for the 2015 season.  It was a great year of whitewater!  We would like to thank everyone who joined us for a trip this summer.  Please come back and visit next year.

Guide Training

Guide flip training We spent a morning doing some beginning of season senior guide training to get the cob webs out after winter.  We worked on emergency scenarios, throw bagging, swimming, and flip drills.  The safety kayaker did some swimmer tow rescue practice through Smelter. Our guides are experienced, confident and well practiced.  Get out…

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