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A fast, fun, and well carved descent with views of the La Platas.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

8,167' 2,489 m

High

6,717' 2,047 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,450' 442 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

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Shared By:

Jason Lampenrider

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 9 votes

#20161

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  3.4 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,805

in Colorado

#20,161

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Photos

Late afternoon view from Animas City Mountain, well worth the ride.
Sep 2, 2014 near Durango, CO
The top of Animas Mountain - It's a lot of work for a singlespeeder!  This is looking north toward US 550.
Jul 29, 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
Looking west from Animas Mountain.
Aug 15, 2023 near Durango, CO
Typical trail surface on Animas Mountain Trail.
Aug 15, 2023 near Durango, CO

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