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Animas River Trail

3rd St & Durango Mall, Durango, CO
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Durango
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

This trail follows the Animas River thru Durango. Great for walking or bicycling. Gorgeous scenery and easily accessible from any of the downtown bicycle rental shops. Was a highlight of our trip to Durango this month.

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We spent a week in Durango and I walked the trail every day. It was such a great way to start out the day. The trail goes along the water for 9 miles. It is paved through the city and cemented in the newer sections. I was so impressed by the trail!! Clean, wide enough for both bikers and walkers,... More 

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san antonio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

What a great place to spend the afternoon. It is a well maintained trail with walkers, bike riders, families, couples, everbody was out enjoying the day. I have visited many cities but I have never seen a trail like this one. So well maintained, large enough to accomodate runners, bikers, walkers, etc. While we didn't do the entire trail, the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We rented a home on the river at the end of the trail by Home Depot. Walked this trail twice with daughter's big lab. Had fun getting him to the river when he got hot and letting him swim. Lots of people out biking (you can rent from several places in Durango). Husband biked the trail a few times. It... More 

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Eureka, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I would love our city to have a trail like this, and have even worked on the proposition, so far with no luck. This is a well-used multi-use trail that follows the Animas River through town and goes through just about all the local parks. It is possible for bike commuters to use this to get to work, for young... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Nice long (and flat) river trail right through town but away from street traffic so it's safe for all ages. The only small hills are at the southern end. We rented bikes for a half day at Hassle Free bikes on 550 across from the rec center close to the trail. There are a couple eateries along the way. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

As long as you have the right vehicle, this is really a fun trail. Otherwise, it is a little bit scary. My kids loved how exciting it was going up and then wandering around the old Ghost town. It was one of their favorite things from vacation!

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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211 reviews 211 reviews
83 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

easy walk along river. goes for miles. watch out for bikes. relatively flat. You could walk for miles if you want. rent a bike could probably see the whole city

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Nice walking, biking or riding trail....It goes for 7 miles! Nice way to spend the day seeing Durango.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This river trail is amazing! I wish every city has this.

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