Animas River Trail (675) is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Durango, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Across from Purgatory ski area, off Highway 550.
Durango is lucky to have this beautiful river trail. The river makes a nice running/walking companion. The "trail" is used by many, mostly those out for a stroll. Keep an eye out for the bike riders.
Lovely paved path along the Animas River. Easily accessible on foot or bike from downtown Durango.
I was here but was visiting and didn't have time to walk the whole trail but the scenery is beautiful, cannot wait to go back and camp.
Drove all Day to get to the trail. Camped first night at Purgatory ski area.Hiked down to the river and then hiked up to a trail running along the canyon. Then hiked down to the foot bridge,crossing the bridge is a big camping area. Kept hiking ,cross a stream. When about 5 miles then camped. Next day went back.Saw a lot of fish in the creek near the start of trail.1999, june