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Animas River Trail

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The spine of Durango's entire trail network.


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7.6

Miles

12.2

KM

Paved Path

6,565' 2,001 m

High

6,371' 1,942 m

Low

243' 74 m

Up

56' 17 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

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Description

The Animas River Trail (ART) is a concrete and asphalt paved path supported and shared by the Durango community. It was developed to blend harmoniously with the native landscapes and surrounding environment with an average gradient of 5 percent and no more than 12 percent in any short run. The City rightly calls it the centerpiece of Durangos trail system and the spine of the overall, extensive local trail network as it provides easy access to, well, everything!

The trail generally parallels the Animas River and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Right now, it is a continuous trail from the south end near Home Depot to the north end at 32nd Street. The north end is undergoing construction to extend it even farther to the north. The south end will someday extend southeast to the Mercy medical complex and Three Springs.

The trail offers many amenities along the way including parallel soft surface footpaths where possible, rest stops with bench seating, trash receptacles, mile markers, directional safety signage, urban art, restrooms with potable water at the many established parks, and uninhibited access to downtown.

The following MTB trail systems (south to north) can be easily accessed from the ART or combined with the ART for extended loops or end-of-ride access to the local watering holes:

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  3.5 from 4 votes

#7

in Durango

#16748

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  3.5 from 4 votes
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#7

in Durango

#1,523

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#16,748

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The Animas River Trail offers spectacular views along the river.
Sep 20, 2014 near Durango, CO
The Animas River Trail crosses the river in many locations and offers ample opportunities to rest.
Sep 20, 2014 near Durango, CO
Endless amenities and seamless integration with the environment and landscape are hallmarks of the Animas River Trail.
Sep 20, 2014 near Durango, CO

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Jun 30, 2016
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Sep 13, 2015
Daniel Sv
Did the loop from we were staying to each end of the loop out and back. Good leg stretching after driving for so long. 23.2mi — 3h 23m