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Animas River

Durango, CO
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Durango
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
Traveler Description: The Animas River is a free flowing river that offers fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, nature viewing and a relaxing place to spend time. The Animas... more »
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Spanish Fork, Utah
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While visiting Durango, we had crossed this river a dozen times as it meandered through the city. We finally decided to find a spot and take it in. We found a perfect spot that had lots of rafters. As we sat and watched, many came down the river...alone or in groups...and hit the rapids. The weather was very hot, but... More

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Bacliff, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous streams and waterfalls flow into the river. You cannot get enough pictures...with the beautiful trees and rock that dress the scenery ...especially when you can see it down from the mountains...marvelous trip!

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It will also depend on the time of year you are visiting as to how many class 3 rapids you will encounter. They spent last winter re working several areas of the river to make it as entertaining as possible - literally moving boulders and adding obstacles. The scenery can't be beat.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a large family group in town and took everyone from 6 years old to 69 years old tubing on the Animas River. We dropped in at 32nd Avenue and got out around 9th. It was mid-July and there were a few areas of fairly quick moving rapids and shallow rocks. If you make the trip, I highly recommend... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great time on the river rafting the Animas. I highly recommend a float trip for all ages and abilities.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love the whitewater park. Riverside is well kept wild area with great adventures and fishing to be had.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This river was the focal point of our trip. Constantly flowing creating a tranquil sound. We rented a home directly on the river and have truly enjoyed the experience.

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful and peaceful, yet rapid and fun! Nice to just walk along and view, especially from the train!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We enjoyed following the Animas River along the Durango Silverton train tracks and walking along the paved River Trail in Durango. This is a scenic fast-moving river with broad flat places and steep narrow gorges. The river is used by kayakers and river float trips and others who just want to be on the water. During snow melt season it... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

While visiting Durango we saw much of the river in different locations. Next visit will definitely have to go on a raft. Saw people rafting from the train, looked Ike fun.

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