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Animas River Trail

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Address: 3rd St & Durango Mall, Durango, CO
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Popular paved trail on the river, two blocks and parallel to Main Street

This is a very nice trail close to the historical part of town and good for outdoor activities, walking, running and biking. It is parallel to main street and easy to get to it... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Cleveland, Oh
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Cleveland, Oh
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a very nice trail close to the historical part of town and good for outdoor activities, walking, running and biking. It is parallel to main street and easy to get to it. The bike traffic could be heavy at time.

Thank marcopolo111
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We explored this trail along the river on our mountain bikes. You have to watch for pedestrians, there were many people walking, jogging, walking dogs, and cycling around, so not a good trail to ride hard or competitive cycling. Mostly was cement surface and other portions were asphalt. With nice views of the river and several places to even dip... More 

Thank Tomas L
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Very nice walking path. Great scenery and views. This is a nice way to get exercise and walk from 1 end of town to the other.

Thank Jenny V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

we stayed near the historic city center, and finding the trail was quick and easy. the cottonwoods and aspens were beautiful, a panorama of yellow and gold. the river splashed and burbled enough to make you feel like you were well away from the city.

Thank ElvisTaco
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I visited this trail about 6 times during my two-week stay in Durango. It is a great place for both a leisurely bike ride or a walk with the wife. This isn't the place for a fast bike ride, there are way too many people walking and jogging for someone to enjoy a competitive ride through it. This is a... More 

Thank Tyler V
Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Spent the entire morning walking along the river as it wound past quaint riverfront parks, shops, fish hatchery, schools, great library, train tracks and quiet river. Only disappointment came at we approached the raft take out area by a great children's pRk. Phew - the stink from the water treatment plant - ugh! Walk towards the other end of town... More 

Thank Jan L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We have hiked/walked both trails of the Animas River. This one is quite lovely with great views of the river. It has benches to sit for a while and beautiful iron bridges to cross over and take an up close look down the river. Many people ride bikes here as well. We brought our camera and took some great family... More 

Thank gotravel09south
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The river running through Durango is gorgeous and the walkway a wonderful place for an early morning walk or afternoon picnic. Unfortunately there is a water treatment plant down near the visitors center and the smell in that area is terrible. So much so that we avoided the area after our initial arrival because it was very off putting. Stay... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

The views are lovely and the nature scene is on-point. I love our river trail and use it as much as possible to get across town. It's so convenient and the access points are in great locations. I specially love the park by 32nd street.

Thank ErrinInDgo
Roswell, Georgia
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We walked the southern portion one day and the northern portion the next. Long, flat, beautiful trail along the animas river. Great way to get out and see the town and get some fresh air. Plenty of spots to dip off to go to a store or restaurant. Enjoyed thoroughly.

Thank hbrown1025

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