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Animas Mountain Trail (west)

Consensus:    (details)
 4.5 from 2 votes
  Intermediate/Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #10 in the Durango area
#150 in CO, #1,286 Overall
Views: 226. Last 30 days: 1
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Trail near Durango,  area, 
“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 11.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1,450’-442 m Descent 6,717’2,047 m Low 17.3% Max Grade
Restrictions
Closed fall to spring. Check locally for dates.
Description
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.
Contacts
Land Manager: BLM Colorado - Tres Rios Field Office
Local Club: Trails 2000
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COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.8 (6)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.3 (4)
A fun and rocky singletrack climb and descent of Animas Mountain.
near Durango, CO
4.0 (3)
Excellent introduction to Durango singletrack for an intermediate rider.
near Durango, CO

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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)
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