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What to Expect
Everyone will meet at the main office where they will check in, sign release forms, and get dressed for the river. Next, there is a shuttle that will take you to the river for your safety orientation and rafting instructions. Then, it's time to hit the river. You will tackle the “Train Bridge Rapid,” “Baby Smelter”, and the exciting Class III “Smelter Rapid." Then, it's time to refuel with a river side snack of fresh fruit or granola bars. The trip ends with a shuttle back to the main office. You will arrive back to the office approximately 2 hours after your departure time.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mild to Wild's Main Office
Duration
2h 30m
Inclusions
  • River and land access fees included
  • Snacks
  • Trip Leaders average 2,000 river miles
  • Highly maintained equipment
  • Round trip shuttle from main office
  • Free Parking
  • Pre-trip safety orientation
  • Free splash jackets and helmets (if desired)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Wet-suit and wet-suit boot rentals are highly recommended through June
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 700 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dilan was the person who guided us all through this activity. He was knowledgeable and helpful. We initially thought we wouldn't be able to get good experience due to low water levels in Animas river but Dilan guided and made our experience awesome.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jaganrekala
Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear you had a fun trip with Dylan on the Animas river! The whole Mild to Wild team would love to share more adventures with you soon! And feel free to ask for Dylan as your guide on any future trips....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a bucket list item. What an amazing trip. Our guide Luke was very experienced and fun! Glad and Clara were wonderful! The food was really good. I would not change a thing. Gates of Ladore is very beautiful. Thank you Mild to Wild.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jeanhlane
Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you for your review of our 4 day, 3 night Gates of Lodore trip. Congrats on checking off an item on your bucket list...we can add to your bucket list other equally spectacular yet distict rafting trips: Cataract Canyon, Desolation Canyon, Salt River Canyon...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful day. Great experience. Lots of fun and even more laughter. No hesitation in recommending.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank T H
Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing! Mild to Wild is thrilled to hear you had a great experience!

Reviewed 4 September 2019

These guys are very friendly and very accommodating. Booked online and made a mistake.....no problem we chatted online and they fixed our mistake. The facility has plenty of parking for a few RVs and had a good selection of sun block, swim suits, and sunglasses,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PMCoach
Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing about your great total trip experience with Mild to Wild. We are happy to hear you had a great time!

Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Been down the Colorado with my son (probably the best week long experience we have shared), but this excursion was to expose my grandson to a safe and positive river rafting experience. This half day adventure is about the right amount of time for the...More

Thank earlm893
Mild2WildRafting, Owner at Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Thanks for the review. Thrilled we got to take your grandson out on the water!

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Daisy S
21 July 2019|
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Response from louhinaz | Reviewed this property |
That was a question we specifically asked the guide and we were told they still do the rafting trip when it rains. This is something a 4 year old would be too young to do.
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Lawrette46
26 October 2018|
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Response from arizcat | Reviewed this property |
Yes and you can tell them not to be aggressive when it comes to the rapids.
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