March 17, 2019

River Gear

If you are in Durango, check out 4 Corners River Sports. The best sale of the year is the gear swap in the Spring. 4 Corners has great deals on rafts, paddleboards and kayaks

At medium to high water, greater than 1500 cubic feet per second, the rapids can be intense and a guide is highly recommended for rafting the Animas River. At really low water, tubing the Animas River is the way to go.

Float the River or Lake on a tube and don’t forget the floating cooler

Float the River or Lake on a tube and don’t forget the floating cooler

Class 3 or Class 5 Life Jackets are good for the river

A comfortable life jacket lets you move your arms freely. One of our favorites is the Ninja by NRS

Class 3 or Class 5 Life Jackets are good for the river

A comfortable life jacket lets you move your arms freely. One of our favorites is the Ninja by NRS

Kayak the Animas or Paddle Around Lake Nighthorse

Used kayaks from eBay can be great. You will want to make sure you get paddle too. A sturdy paddle is important. If the paddle looks like it will break it probably will. Skirts are important if the water is rough or if you plan on rolling

Kayak the Animas or Paddle Around Lake Nighthorse

Used kayaks from eBay can be great. You will want to make sure you get paddle too. A sturdy paddle is important. If the paddle looks like it will break it probably will. Skirts are important if the water is rough or if you plan on rolling

Kayak Skirts are important if you plan on rolling your kayak

If your just paddling on a lake, kayaking skirts are not necessary

Kayak Skirts are important if you plan on rolling your kayak

If your just paddling on a lake, kayaking skirts are not necessary

Rafts

Rafting can be intense in Durango. If you haven’t rowed a bunch, you will flip on the Lower Animas at high water. If you are passionate about rafting it is definitely worth buying a raft. NRS makes great rafts and most high-quality rafts years

Rafts

Rafting can be intense in Durango. If you haven’t rowed a bunch, you will flip on the Lower Animas at high water. If you are passionate about rafting it is definitely worth buying a raft. NRS makes great rafts and most high-quality rafts years

Paddle Boards are also awesome on a calm river or a good wave

If you are camping on a nearby river many guides swear by paco pads and if you all like the same music waterproof Bluetooth speakers are great on a raft