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Awesome, friendly staff and had a great time. Got to do both kayak for 2 hours and 2 hours... read more

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Reviewed August 24, 2017
Peggy B
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Albuquerque
Well run and professional!

Great raft guide, good service all the way around. We enjoyed the river, guide, lunch and... read more

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Reviewed August 22, 2017
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We are a veteran owned, family friendly adventure company located in beautiful Durango, Colorado! We offer the best RAFTING and KAYAKING trips on the Animas River. We use smaller rafts with less customers which provides you with a faster, more exciting ride and a more personalized trip with your guide. We use paddle rigs for our rafting trips which allows you to be more involved and experience the fun of maneuvering the raft and pushing through the rapids. Our 4 HOUR RAFTING TRIP is very popular and includes a full lunch in the price! We also offer a RAFTING and ZIPLINE PACKAGE at a great discount. This package is one of our most popular activities. You can have an all day adventure including a 4 hour Raft Trip, a Full Lunch, and a 2 hour Zipline Tour all included in the price. In addition to our guided trips, we offer several water rentals to enjoy on your own: INFLATABLE KAYAKS, STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDS, and RIVER TUBES. If you want to get out and explore the beautiful outdoors, rent one of our JEEP WRANGLERS or LAND ROVERS. There are over 500 jeep trails to explore ghost towns and old mining camps while enjoying panoramic views.
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1430 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5141
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Awesome, friendly staff and had a great time. Got to do both kayak for 2 hours and 2 hours rafting. You guys rocks!!!More

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

So glad you had a great time and were able to experience both the rafting and the kayaking. Not everyone gets a chance to try both. Thanks for recommending us and letting everyone know "we rock and have a awesome and friendly staff. We appreciate...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great raft guide, good service all the way around. We enjoyed the river, guide, lunch and beautiful views. Easy to forget we were floating through town with the cliffs and trees on all sides. Well worth the time and money!

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

We appreciate your comments and letting everyone know you felt our company is "well run and professional." Great to hear that the trip was worth your time and that you enjoyed your experience on the beautiful Animas River.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had a great time. The guides are so fun and so easy going. We went with my parents age 67 and grandkids ages 3 and 5. It was tame enough for everyone.

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for bringing your family out and joining us for a rafting trip. August is a great time when the water level is fun for all ages. A great way to get all generations together and enjoying the outdoors.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We had had been planning our trip to Durango for a couple of weeks. We knew we needed to try rafting so I reviewed each company offering the services. We went with Southwest for their reviews, also because of the services offered and the lunch...More

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for submitting a review. We are happy to hear that you thought "Keenan was awesome" and that your "experience on the water was amazing." We appreciate the time you took to plan your trip and research companies and their reviews. So...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our family had a great time with southwest raft & jeep. Staff was very friendly and raft guide was very experienced and helpful in guiding us down stream!

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for mentioning that the "staff was very friendly" and for noticing the experience that your guide had. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We really enjoyed our first rafting experience with Southwest. The guides were great and really entertaining. Definitely book with this company!More

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We are excited to hear that we were a part of your first rafting trip. We love the outdoors, adventure and family time and always love to hear about others experiencing rafting for the first time. So glad you chose us and enjoyed your experience...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Amazing family experience. Our guide John was awesome. Everyone we met from the owners, to the bus driver and helpers were all wonderful and super friendly. Lunch at Serious Texas BBQ was a perfect fit to the trip. We will do this again!

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

So glad to hear that everyone you met and interacted with were friendly and were a part of making your trip a positive experience. We look forward to seeing you again next time around.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Perfect combination of fun and professional. Our guide John was fantastic, the driver was so warm and friendly. When I "involuntarily entered the water"(haha) he was on it and I was back in and working in a split second! I thought he did a great...More

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We appreciate your review and that you took the time to point out the details you experienced during your trip. So glad to hear that you had a great experience that you consider us "the guys to book with" and that you "wouldn't use anyone...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great place! Raft instructor super hot! Had a good time rafting highly recommended to go and raft with them.

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

We appreciate your comments about us being a "Great Place." Thanks for the recommendation to others.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had a great time and would love to come back and do it again! Our guide was great and took us for a BBQ lunch.More

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Troy M, Owner at Southwest Raft & Jeep, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We would love to have you come back and join us again. Our river is ever changing throughout the year. So early season, Mid May to Mid June, is the adventurous season and July through August is our more family friendly mild season and also...More

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Janette F
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The rafting season generally runs from the beginning of May to mid August. You can still raft in late August and early September, but this is usually when we have lower water levels. The water levels vary during the... More
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