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The Turkey “Shoot”

This is one of my favorite skis in the San Juans that Matt Wilson introduced Cruise Quenelle and I to several years ago. On our hike up, Cruise asked, “What is the difference between a chute and a couloir?” I didn’t quite know how to answer that except, they must be very similar, perhaps you…

Skiing Red 3

After a few weeks of warmer weather and little to no new snow accumulation, Erin and I were trying to figure out where may still give up some good powder turns. Erin came up with the idea to head to Red 3 Summit, and what a great idea it was! Erin on the summit of…

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.

Animas River Open!!

Hey folks. The EPA has found that the sediment left in the river from last weeks spill is “below what would be a concern for human health.” We will be resuming our raft operations today. Even though we are getting towards the end of season, we are very excited get back on water. give us…

Animas River Closer Update

Due to the Gold King mine spill that occurred on August 6th the river will be closed until Aug 17th at this point. For more detailed information please visit: If you have a reservation with us on the Lower Animas we will be contacting  you shortly to cancel or reschedule your trip. We thank you for your patience and understanding considering the current circumstances.

Snow Pack Update!!!

A brief view of the La Platas reveal feet of new snow! Happy Memorial Day weekend! Mother Nature has bestowed Colorado with the best snowpack in the West. A couple of late Spring storms replenished the snowpack in the La Plata and San Juan mountains. As of yesterday, the snow water equivalent for the Animas…

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…

Get your 2015 preseason discounts!

Here’s a shot from a blue bird powder day at Silverton Mountain (12/29/14) 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 making plans for next summer…

Rafting in the Rain

When the clouds roll in and mother nature starts doing her thing, customers often ask us if it is okay to go rafting in the rain. Is it safe to be on the water during a storm? Do we have to worry about lightning? Is rafting still fun when your taking on more moisture than…

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