Animas Mountain Trail (west)

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  4.2 from 5 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #10 in the Durango area
#240 in CO, #2,302 Overall
Views: 443. Last 30 days: 7
Trail in the area near Durango,
“A fast, fun, and well carved descent with views of the La Platas.”
Jason Lampe on Jul 21, 2013
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2.43.9 milesKilometers 0’0 m Ascent 8,167’2,489 m High 11% Avg Grade (6°)
Singletrack Type -1,450’-442 m Descent 6,717’2,047 m Low 27% Max Grade (15°)
Closed fall to spring. Check locally for dates.
Starting from the top of Animas Mountain, the descent begins gradually, with beautiful views of the La Platas. Once you've had your fill with the various viewing spots, turn your focus back onto the descending trail for a wild and fun ride through a nicely carved and curvy line back down the mountain. It is hard-packed singletrack with occasional loose rocky sections. If you choose to climb this blue Trail instead, watch out for quickly descending riders and hikers.

See Animas Mountain Trail (east) for the more difficult half of this trail.
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Tres Rios Field Office
Local Club: Trails 2000
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PHOTOS of Animas Mountain Trail (west)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Late afternoon view from Animas City Mountain, well worth the ride. (Durango, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Climbing up from Durango (Durango, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Pointing out the La Platas (Durango, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
The top of Animas Mountain - It's a lot of work for a singlespeeder! Th... (Durango, CO)