Animas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 106 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

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.

1 day ago

trail running
5 days ago

Good trail, very run-able, not too difficult, no steep climbs, only a few rocky sections. Well marked. Too many off-leash dogs, but owners were respectful of other users and quickly corralled their pups upon seeing a runner coming up. Dogs disappeared after the first mile.

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6 days ago

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9 days ago

Animas is a really good trail for folks who are new to hiking or just have a couple hours to hike. I recently moved from Minnesota & found this hike to be pretty lowkey. It's a bit rocky so I'd make sure to pay attention to where you're placing your feet. A super great hike for a casual couple hours with friends.

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26 days ago

Trail head in town! Four incredible views! Awesome!!

hiking
27 days ago

Nice hike to a great view of Durango. If you go clockwise the first 1 1/2 miles you'll eat up most of the 1,500 foot incline. Be ready to work! Well worth it.

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

Great hike with good views of Durango and the valley. Trail was well maintained and easy to follow.

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30 days ago

Awesome trail! Go after it rains!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with amazing views around Durango. Got pretty hot up there, so bring plenty of water. We went counter clockwise, so you get to the views earlier. We're from sea level, so this was a bit tough, but we all made it. My 8 year old daughter even didn't complain too much (once we started going downhill)!

1 month ago

We went counterclockwise and struggled staying on the outer rim of the trail. Overall, though, this was a good 2.25 hour workout with good views and shade cover.

hiking
1 month ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike. Yes, it's steep, rocky, and hot. The views of Durango and the surrounding mountains & valleys, however, are worth every drop of sweat. We went counterclockwise, as recommended. The entire hike took 3 hours & 45 min including 2 stops to actually sit down and admire the amazing views. The trip back down is unremarkable. Start early to avoid the heat and savor the views.

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