Park and Play Boating
Durango PlayparkLocation: The Durango play park is located in
the town of Durango and starts at the Santa Rita Park and goes to
just behind Four Corners River Sprorts. Please see our map for directions.
Our map is downloadable in pdf format and we have a map that can be
loaded onto a Garmin GPS.
Animas River, Durango, Colorado
Description: This park consists of multiply holes and
waves that change with water flows. The canoists above are at the
top of the run. Just below this wave is the Smelter Wave/hole which
was changed and seems to be not as good as it used to be. The third
wave/hole is Corner Pocket. Corner Pocket gets really good at 2,200cfs
and up. The flow in these pictures is around 1,800cfs. depending
on water levels. The Animas River has a good size drainage and can
flow as high as 7,000 cfs. For water levels, you can click
The Santa Rita hole pictured above becomes a very large wave/hole
at about 2,500 cfs and up. This water feature is about 100 yards
below the Santa Rita Park. This wave/hole is natural and is the
original spot for the Durango hole riding contests.
The Big Kahuna wave is down by the take-out behind Four Corners
River Sports. The folks at Four Corners River Sports are always
happy to help direct you if you need any beta on this section.
Big Kahuna wave!
Length of Course: 1.25 miles
Difficulty: Class II+ III at 500-2000 CFS
Class III to IV 2,000 CFS and up.
High Water Flows: May-July
Flow: below 1000cfs: low
Water Flow please see Colorado
Rivers and Creeks flow page or click
this link to water levels.
Parking: Park at the Santa Rita Park or behind Four Corners
River Sports, a possible take out.
Click here to download our pdf map to the Durango
Playpark. You can see a map
online here as well.
If needed, download Adobe