There are some new events this year for Animas River Days, June 10-12. Yep, that's this weekend!
The inflatable rodeo returns for a second year! Did anyone see Bill Downey go vertical during last year's competition to win the race? It is going to be even more challenging this year to surf! Come watch on Sunday afternoon, 1-3 pm.
This year we also are having our first ever BoaterX race. Personally, I am very excited to watch! Four kayakers will start simultaneously at the top of Smelter Rapid and race to reach the finish line first. Waves, holes and possibly a large upstream gate must be successfully negotiated in order to complete the course. Race starts at 2 pm on Saturday. For more information, please contact Ryan Christianson at [email protected]
Our third new event is an Up-Down Paddle Board Race, June 11, 2 p.m. This is the newest way to experience the river and is a quickly growing sport. Paddlers stand on a surf board like paddle board as they float up or down the river. Racers will be paddling upstream and back down from the 32nd Street Put-In. For more information, contact Lani at 4 Corner's River Sports, 970-259-3893.