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Animas River

Address: Durango, CO
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Ranked #8 of 56 things to do in Durango
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing, White-water rafting

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Durango, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Animas river is awesome any time of year, great intermediate kayaking and above depending upon the season. It's a great view for me because I live right there! Love to hear white water 24/7. Fun tubing and rafting most all summer long

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Albuquerque
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Animas River in Durango has a wonderful, paved trail to follow. Though it was cold in winter, the trail was a great experience and the locals appear to love their outdoor time. Every so often a mallard duck would float by, enjoying the river directly. But we also saw kayakers, joggers, and dog walkers taking in the scenery. The... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great walking path, clear waters, calming walk along the walkways around the city. Great to see a lot of healthy activity taking place. Residents lucky to have such beauty to walk next to.

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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Love hiking the animas river the scenery there is so special! Love it I love every part of Durango did not have any dislikes

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Indian Wells
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There is a lot going on here for everyone. Kayak competitions are held here. There is a dedicated area for kayakers. There is a walkway that follows the Animas River that locals enjoy for biking, walking, jogging and more. The park offers a picnic area and large playground for children to enjoy. Bathrooms and a tourist center is also located... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although bitterly cold, we tried our hand at panning for cold. Did not find any gold, but got frozen hands, instead. It was none the less, beautiful.

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Fulton, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Bean Creek MO
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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