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Animas River Trail

3rd St & Durango Mall, Durango, CO
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Durango
Type: Trails
Traveler Description: The Animas River Trail is the single greatest thing to do in Durango.  It's a beautiful riverwalk.   Fun and Free!  Beautiful!  Ride your bike!  Walk... more »
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The river trail runs alongside the Animas with tons of Green space. It's just a few blocks from downtown. Very cool.

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Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Access to the river, parks, etc. is excellent throughout Durango. The trail is very well maintained, safe, and scenic.

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We rented bikes from Pedal the Peaks. Good shop to rent from, super easy. Go in, sign a waiver, get your bikes, and go on your way. It is located by the Crepe food truck and Cold Stone Creamery. From there we went done College Ave, passed Alberstons and a left at Doubletree. From there you just follow the river.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We didn't get a chance to enjoy the full length of the trail but enjoyed the area we did see to the south of town. The bank of the river had been improved to allow for easy access for water sports (That also meant easy access for us). The trail was wide and in good condition. We saw bikers, runners... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Animas River Trail is a very nice way to see Durango on foot or bike. The trail is paved and level, so will accommodate any level of hiker/rider. The trail goes out of town and through town, so you can stop and eat/drink at several places along the way. We rode bikes and it is an easy ride. Watching... More

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Austin, Texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed walking along the river with our young children. The scenery was beautiful and you can see kayakers, rafters and fishermen. We went down to the water's edge and skipped stones and even waded in the water (tip: bring sandals or water shoes you can wear into the water).

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Philadelphia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The walking path along the Animas River in Durango is a pleasant, shaded trail. Children enjoy wading at the edges of the creek, although there are also plenty of rapids for tubing and kayaking. There is a playground for children as well.

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Durango, Colorado
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful several mile (or less if you so choose) walk along the Animas River on a wide, paved trail, accessible at many places,...crossing bridges, esp. the train bridge near Rotary Park, passing parks,the town library and rec center, maybe seeing a bear or deer or other wildlife, and definitely rafters and kayakers on the river, passing bikers and... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice trail along the river, good way to get through town and see some of the locals action. What out for the crazy bicyclist, most don't seem to think walkers have the right to be on the trail and ride way too fast when people are around. Other than that is it nice.

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CO
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hard enough to feel like you've worked out, easy enough to enjoy. Scenery was beautiful and there were some fun places to stop along the way.

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