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Animas River

Durango, CO
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Ranked #9 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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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Animas river is fun to raft down, or just take a picnic and a book to. There is a great paved trail that runs along the side that makes a convenient bike or walking trail for everyone.

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Gwynn, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Pretty river running through town. Was a little disappointed in the trash that had blown down from the grocery store and from the folks who picnicked riverside without cleaning up afterwards. I was glad to be with my husband, as there were some fairly rough looking guys and two very drunk or stoned guys on a couple different places in... More

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Albuquerque
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The train parallels the Animas River for most of the way on the train. Fantastic pictures, smells, getting up close to river well into the forest!

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Durango celebrates their river! Paths everywhere. Parks next to it. Clean and beautiful. Animas is Durango!

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Worcester, England
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107 reviews 107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Durango offers a nice river walk along the banks of the Animas, but it is at times a little close to the main road. The walk towards the Library and beyond is much nicer, and very relaxing.

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Vancouver WA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The river was very low when I visited in September. Saw rocks that I had not known were there before. Still a beautiful and peaceful river.

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San Antonio, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

In 1974 I sat on the banks of the Animas River and had my first epiphany... the western mountains and clear clean cold rivers made my heart sing...I belonged there. I have lived in the west for 25 years and now still visit regularly and there is no place sweeter than the Four Corners region the Animas runs through. This... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My son and I rented bicycles and rode along the Animas River. It was beautiful and next time we go we will either Kayak or raft down the river. So beautiful.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This river would be a challenge to anyone who likes to do some white water rafting. This river was truly beautiful and fresh with all the rain coming down from the mountains. When in Durango this is a must activity for friends and family.

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TEXAS
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We are staying in Durango Riverside Rv park, right along side the Animas river. It is a beautiful river, but so far no fish. Lots of posted signs, so great to look at. BUD CARTER

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