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Animas River

Durango, CO
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Durango
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
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Fulton, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We rode our bikes from one end to the other while staying in Durango. Really nice views of the river and town. There was one short gravel section that must have been under construction -- not too great with our road bikes, but it wasn't too long.

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Bean Creek MO
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Foht Wuth, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Clean, clear, cold and fun. Perfect for tubing. Not as comercialized as New Braunfels, TX. **********************

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