Animas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 141 reviews
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Animas Mountain Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Durango, Colorado that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

snow

no shade

Great 6 mile loop that you can extend by taking the many side trails that all link back up. Easily accessible from town. You will see lots of climbers and folks bouldering. Still a good bit of snow through March and in the morning, quite icy, so bring YakTrax or similar. Great 6 mile loop that you can extend by taking the many side trails that all link back up. Easily accessible from town. You will see lots of climbers and folks bouldering. Still a good bit of snow through March and in the morning, quite icy, so bring YakTrax or similar.

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2 days ago

Not a challenging hike but still enjoyable none the less.

3 days ago

It was hard but was worth it.

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20 days ago

Great hike with our dog. There are plenty of markers along the way. We tended to keep to the outer edge of the mountain when given an option, the views were spectacular. We hiked on a Saturday in late October and only saw about seven people throughout so not very busy for so close to town.

27 days ago

Steady climb for the first few miles, but the views are totally worth it.

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1 month ago

Great morning hike. Just over 2 hours at a moderate walking pace with quick scenic viewpoint stops along the way. Now off for a craft beer!

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1 month ago

Came out to see fall foliage and do some hiking. Great local hike. Weather was perfect. No one else on Trail most of the way. Views did not disappoint.

1 month ago

Great in town trail - Go early when it's cool. Can be done in 1.5 - 2 hours if pushing your pace. Faster when running. Plan longer to enjoy yourself & views.

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1 month ago

Go early and avoid the crowds and heat.
Great views as advertised.