Animas River Trail (675) is a 6.7 mile out and back trail located near Durango, CO that features a waterfall. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This trail is an Alternative to taking the train to Chicago Basin. It starts up high and drops down to the river.Then follows the river. Many good camp sites next to the river. Then goes up to a self, hiking along high canyon walls. Then opens up near the foot bridge going over the river. Two trails together. One Purgatory Trail and second Needle Creek Trail.
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