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The 2017 Animas River Days will be June 1-3 in Durango, Colorado, with the whitewater paddling party and parade happening Saturday, June 3, at Santa Rita Park.

The Animas River is, quite literally, the artery of Durango. Heck, it’s why the town exists; the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company needed to serve the burgeoning San Juan mining district, and the company needed water, so the railroad founded¬†Durango along the banks of the Animas River in 1880. Today, the Animas River is still the lifeblood of the town, and the annual Animas Days festival honors all that the river… Read More

Animas River Days is a weekend-long celebration of all things whitewater: rafting, kayaking,¬†paddle boarding, rubber duck racing…? Oh, don’t forget the inflatable rodeo or the river parade. Animas River Days kicks off this weekend, and most events will be held at Durango’s Whitewater Park, 149 S. Camino del Rio near Santa Rita Park. The Animas River is truly the heart of Durango; the city grew up along its banks, and Main Avenue… Read More