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A technical and rocky climb with wonderful views of Durango and North Animas Valley


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Singletrack

8,173' 2,491 m

High

6,727' 2,050 m

Low

1,481' 451 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Top part (from Aquila trail north) is closed from Dec 1 to July 31. Bottom part of trail closed from Dec 1 to April 15. Watch out for hikers.

Description

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.

Shared By:

Jason Lampenrider

Trail Ratings

  2.3 from 10 votes

#34134

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  2.3 from 10 votes
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#3,155

in Colorado

#34,134

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Views from near the top of Animas Mountain.
Aug 23, 2023 near Durango, CO
Stopping to enjoy the North Animas Valley
Jul 21, 2013 near Durango, CO
Pointing out the La Platas
Jul 21, 2013 near Durango, CO
Climbing up from Durango
Jul 21, 2013 near Durango, CO
Typical trail surface and surroundings on Animas Mountain.
Aug 23, 2023 near Durango, CO
Steeper and looser in this section of trail.
Aug 23, 2023 near Durango, CO
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