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Animas River Trail

3rd St & Durango Mall, Durango, CO
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Ranked #5 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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Penn Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful river walk that runs through downtown. I caught it around 7:00 when the sun was coming up over the mts. It was stunning, and got several great pix from the bridge.

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Durango-Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Get out and walk or rent a bike - next to river - paved- watch out for bikes if u walk be aware dont step into path of bike or runners - u can go from one end of town to other - lots of locals - river always good.-

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great way to see part of Durango and to enjoy the Animas river. Convenient parking and easy access to downtown Durango.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I rented bikes and road the trail. Totally comfortable and incredibly scenic. Plenty of ups and downs that made it fun. Highly recommend taking the trail whether you ride bikes or walk.

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Jacobsburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very peaceful walking trail that is easily accessible. Fun to watch people tubing down the river.

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Tillamook, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the historic old town of Durango. We did this walk on two separate days. The first day we went south, beginning at Albertson's in downtown and ending at Walmart. The trail goes along the river the entire way. There is a park along the way with toilet facilities. We ate at a Texas barbeque... More

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Durango, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

An easy, paved trail winding through Durango, Colorado. Easy enough for people of all ages, long enough to be challenging for those seeking a good work out. Gorgeous mountain views, and runs alongside the Animas River.

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Roswell, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We walked most of the trail and thoroughly enjoyed the stroll. There was a pot-a-potty along the way as there was ongoing construction, but not sure that is always available. It had rained, so the river was muddy, but still enjoyable. Not sure if directional signs were removed for construction or if they are nonexistent but would be helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Walked the trail with my elderly parents. I enjoyed it, but I wish there had been more benches for them to rest at.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice paved trail, taking you from downtown sights out to the country. Heading north from downtown you'll see a lot of the Animas River, railroad tracks (and maybe the steam train, if you plan it right), woodland and city parks. We didn't take the southern half but the northern part, taken to the end, would be about 3 miles of... More

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