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Animas River

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Address: Durango, CO
Activities: White-water rafting, Fishing

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The river that winds through town as well as the surrounding areas

This is a beautiful river. You can do all river activities in many areas, especially raft trips. The beauty of the area is astounding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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130 reviews 130 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful river. You can do all river activities in many areas, especially raft trips. The beauty of the area is astounding.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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38 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The river was full of water and we were able to watch rafters go by. The path crosses the river so you can enjoy the view from either side. Lots of people enjoy the trail and many have their dogs. They could use bathroom facilities though.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I grew up in Bondad, south of Durango, and fished the Animas many times. This is the river of my childhood that I love and it hasn't changed a bit. I got great nature photos of Aspens and the river in some wild, secluded places this trip and hope to fish it again on a future trip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The railroad meanders along the river so we were able to enjoy the rugged beauty of the rushing water, bridges and wildlife.

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Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have canoed this run many times from 32 nd street to Walmart . It is a nice section of easy whitewater, but not for beginners with no experience. Several local rafting companies offer trips here. The water is usually up from April through June. Many locals do inner tube trips here in the summer when the water level is... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visit to library and lovely view from second story reading area. Driving in citiy winds around the river with a great view.

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New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very nice trails by river, relaxing. We encountered a few folks who came down to the river to smoke pot, but they were courteous and asked us if we minded before lighting up. However, I do not think this is a legal area to smoke.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This river winds throughout lower Colorado and upper New Mexico. Wide , beautiful and clean. Many places to take pictures right from the highway

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Escondido, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The river was running clear and clean, and the trail alongside was a great way to see the river. I like walking, especially with a river to view the entire way.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Beautiful river walk that I never get tired of. We make stops and the library, fish hatchery and the children's museum. Lots of opportunities incredible for photos and selfies!

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