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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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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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73 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Granbury, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a nice trail along the river that also runs behind the Doubletree Hotel - yet it was easily accessible by a short walk from the General Palmer Hotel, where I was staying. Especially enjoyed the historical information provided in markers along the way, and even saw some wildlife (a marmot, I think).

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