Animas River Trail (675)

MODERATE 14 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Across from Purgatory ski area, off Highway 550.

walking
2 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

walking
24 days ago

Depending upon where you start, the views and smells will vary. We started at the Albertsons and headed south, which takes you by the wastewater plant and construction, although it does become nicer as you keep going, eventually crossing the river. Wide paved path made it a nice walk before heading to happy hour.

3 months ago

We loved the history plaques and bridges.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

Urban paved river walk/bike trail.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail through town! There are a lot of beautiful bridges, parks, and benches to view the river. This is a perfect trail for an after commute on bike, or a leisurely stroll through town. The trail is well maintained, heavily used, and a great resource to have in a great town.

hiking
7 months ago

trail running
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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.

walking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lovely paved path along the Animas River. Easily accessible on foot or bike from downtown Durango.

hiking
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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