Upper Animas Adventure Silverton to Needleton

13 Miles All Day Class 4 to 5 Rapids

White Water Adventure

One of the most amazing day trips in the nation, the Upper Animas River, is continuous class 4 and class 5 whitewater.  Starting in the remote San Juan Mountains the Upper Animas begins in the small historic mining town of Silverton, Colorado.  The Upper Animas starts above 9,000 feet in elevation and plunges through gorges and vast mountains towering at 14,000 feet.

This trip runs from Silverton to Needleton.  After 13 miles of white water rafting you will finish with a ride on the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.


Stunning Mountain & Wildlife Scenery

Lunch Included

Class 4 to 5 Rapids

Return Shuttle

Pricing Chart

Experience the beauty of Southwestern Colorado on an amazing 13 mile day trip.

All Day Trip
Ages 14 and Up
  • Return Shuttle
  • Training & Safety Instruction
  • Lunch Included


For stunning views of the mountains along the Northern Animas and thrilling rapids then this is the trip for you!


Starting in the San Juan Mountains the Upper Animas begins in Silverton, Colorado. The Upper Animas starts above 9,000 feet in elevation


Our guides prepare a delicious lunch for you when they trade their life jackets and paddles for paper chef hats and cutlery!

Heading Back

After 13 miles of rafting, you will be ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad back down to Durango with the experience of a thrilling day

For more info about Flexible Flyers Rafting Trips, contact us.

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