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“beautiful trail” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Animas River Trail

Animas River Trail
3rd St & Durango Mall, Durango, CO
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Ranked #7 of 56 Activities in Durango
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“beautiful trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

enjoyed running and biking the trail right along the river. Lots of shade and nice views. Historical markers on the trail were fun to stop and read.

Visited July 2014
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“Bike it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a tree-lined, 6-mile path along the Animas River. It is so awesome. There are many restaurants and attractions to stop at on your journey. For extra fun, you can rent bikes (we used Mile High Rentals which is close to the path). This was a highlight of our trip in Durango.

Visited June 2014
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Running/Biking Path, withvery few users”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fantastic, paved path to run or bike while in Durango, close to hotels. Eight miles each way, beside the river. Beautiful, and mild terrain for a run (lung buster at 6,500 feet).

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“A great walk discovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We parked the car in the Albertson's lot near the river walk and walked south to Santa Rita Park. We brought a picnic lunch and sat upon the rocks near Smelter rapids watching raft boats, kayaks, and tubers float by. It was a delightful way to spend an afternoon. The walk is mostly paved and very easy to navigate.

Visited July 2014
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“A beautiful hike along the river!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We entered this seven-mle trail at 32nd Street behind City Market. They are making repairs here but the trail is accessible. It is lovely to stroll along the paved trail, watching the rushing Animas River and the rafters. There are many parks and picnic tables along the way. There are several access places for rafters. The trail is lit at night with tall street lights. Our favorite section is beteeen the fish hatchery and Rotary Park. Here live a few deer that are very tame and used to hikers. We do not invade their territory, and they just watch us curiously while munching on leaves. The trail is quite close to the Durango/Silverton train and you can watch it roll down the tracks if you are on the trail during its morning or evening run. This is a high-use trail, and it is understandable why people love it.

Visited July 2014
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