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

Just took the DSNG train to Silverton following this beautiful river. Its pretty clear now after the mining accident, but you can see yellow rocks. The canyons where the river... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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Montrose, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just took the DSNG train to Silverton following this beautiful river. Its pretty clear now after the mining accident, but you can see yellow rocks. The canyons where the river flows is such a thrill of sparkling water and sound, love it.

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Spicewood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A long paved walkway for walkers/cyclists makes for a beautiful walk/ride right beside the river which was very scenic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Due to the spill from dredging at the EPA clean up sight we were not allowed to go river rafting on our trip. It looked like a nice river but never got on it. So average is the best I can give it for now.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Unfair review....I saw it on the tail end of the environmental damage....was being cleaned up...clearly folks were paying attention to it....no litter, clean save the uncontrollable stuff.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Animas River is beautiful! If you ride the train, you will follow it towards Silverton. You can walk or ride a bike along the river right in town.

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Belleville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We rafted down the Animas River. We chose the half day excursion. It was fun, but the econo float would have been better for us and it wasn't that exciting and even felt a bit long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Animas River was beautiful...we weren't sure what to expect after the terrible spill, but by the time we arrive in Durange (August 17, 2015), the river was fine. We walked all week along the river on the Memorial Trail to downtown Durango and enjoyed its beauty every day.

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Lamoine, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I haven't been to Durango Colorado since 1998 and I was really looking forward to going there this year. This vacation was to celebrate my 50th B-Day. My wife said I needed to do something special, so I chose Durango, and a ride on the Durango Silverton railroad which is just fantastic. I was a little concerned about the EPA... More 

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Wake Forest, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Animas River is great for rafting the rapids, or just for some fly fishing. It is cold but very clear and it flows through the San Juan National Forest cutting a deep gorge into the mountain. Beautiful scenery.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

They spent big bucks altering the best part of the river so only large rafts can safely navigate it. Most smaller flotation crafts need to get off the river well before this area now. And of course the recent contamination killed it for everyone.

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