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Animas River

Address: Durango, CO
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Durango
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting

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Indian Wells
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There is a lot going on here for everyone. Kayak competitions are held here. There is a dedicated area for kayakers. There is a walkway that follows the Animas River that locals enjoy for biking, walking, jogging and more. The park offers a picnic area and large playground for children to enjoy. Bathrooms and a tourist center is also located... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although bitterly cold, we tried our hand at panning for cold. Did not find any gold, but got frozen hands, instead. It was none the less, beautiful.

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Fulton, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Water was a bit high from big rains before we came, so the fishing wasn't so good, but with the right water flow, it looks like a good place to catch some trout.

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Durango-Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

best time for rafting in spring run off may-cold june is best time to go-diffrent guides out there $ about same Mt waters good people

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Palacios, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went white water rafting in august 2013. The rapids were a little slow but still had a great time! Heard that in may or june they are much better and river is flowing good!

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Bean Creek MO
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The D&S narrow gauge steam powered scenic railroad follows the Animas River from Durango to Silverton and contributes greatly to making it the most picturesque scenic railroad in the country... Awesome...! Cya down the road ... .. .O o- Carl (BC Mayor..=)~

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Columbia, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have wandered up and down the Animas in Durango for many years and every visit seems like a new adventure. The water levels fluctuate with snowmelt and rains upstream. Obviously, the water clarity is affected as well. I enjoy fly fishing for trout and photographing the reflections in the water. On occasion, it is fun to see kayak competitions... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very beautiful had great photo opportunity's with my husband. We had a rainy day but it didn't damped our experience actually raised the river waters making river even more active

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Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family likes this river. It's a beautiful river that flows through town. There are many things to do like fish and float but I just thing it's a great river on its own. I especially love it in winter with the snow on its banks. Last winter saw several eagles there.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fly-fishing on the Animas right through town is pretty decent. Even with the rafts and tubers, the fishing is above average.

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