Animas Mountain Trail (east)

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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Rank: #35 in the Durango area
#866 in CO, #8,004 Overall
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Trail in the area near Durango,
“A technical and rocky climb with wonderful views of Durango and North Animas Valley”
Jason Lampe on Jul 21, 2013
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3.35.3 milesKilometers 1,492’455 m Ascent 8,175’2,492 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -48’-15 m Descent 6,722’2,049 m Low 37% Max Grade (20°)
Closed fall to spring. Check locally for dates.
The ~3 mile rocky and technical climb begins at the parking lot noted, and is quite steep in some places. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the views of Durango and the North Animas Valley. This Trail is generally climbed, but can be descended for a technical, challenging and fun descent.

See Animas Mountain Trail (west) for the easier half of this trail.
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PHOTOS of Animas Mountain Trail (east)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Climbing up from Durango (Durango, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Pointing out the La Platas (Durango, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Stopping to enjoy the North Animas Valley (Durango, CO)