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Animas River

Durango, CO
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Ranked #6 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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Bean Creek MO
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Connecticut
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295 reviews 295 reviews
77 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family had a blast renting kayaks on this river. The tour guide from Mild to Wild was great. They took pictures of my family while rafting which were then offered for purchased. The pics were great. Lovely river, fun day. My daughter crashed on the rapids and came up laughing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You can't go wrong with this adventure! Took the grandkids and enjoyed every minute. Our son kayak and it made his trip! Can't say there was anything to dislike. We did Class 1 Class 2 and Class3 rapids BOY what a ride!

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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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