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New Rapids in Durango

Durango rafters and kayakers will be treated to a new and improved set of rapids on the Lower Animas in Durango this year. Construction started last September and the new Smelter rapids were open to the public for the first time yesterday. These rapids will make the Lower Animas river section more enjoyable and safer for all river users in Durango. Join us on a family raft or kayak trip this summer and we’ll take through the new smelter rapids in Durango, CO.

Here’s a peak at the new river features at 800cfs -4/19/2014


Matt Wilson-owner

Selfy of yours truly at the new Durango Whitewater park. Can’t believe how well it turned out!


Eafting the new whitewater park in Durango.

Here’s a pair of rafters hitting the new corner pocket wave, 2nd feature.

New river features in Durango

New and improved “Corner Pocket”. It packs a punch


New rapids in Durango

Stand-up paddle boarder catching a nice ride on the 3rd feature. Not sure on the name of this one