If you just walk along Main Ave in Durango you will see many rafting outfitters that cater to the tourists coming in. You can also grab a flyer for some in any of the Hotel Lobbys. Also, the welcome centers on Main or a bout 2 miles south at Santa Rita park can point you in the right direction. Although the Animas River is not a particularly rough stretch early in the season it can get nasty from snow melt in the mountains. Check with the outfitters in regards to your 14 year old. Have fun!
Noah Van Hochman's unique, nonstandard perspectives on life, the universe and the outdoors are said to be due in part to the interesting cocktail of his massive intellect, boyish charm, fading good looks and of course, a colossal ego! With a philosophy and demeanor that seems to be more like equal parts of Doctor Evil and the Dalai Lama, rather than an Adventurer with an MBA, his alcohol-induced opinions will surely entertain and inform those who love their time under wild blue skies!