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Animas River

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Address: Durango, CO

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Clean, clear water. Some good Rapids. Scenic and beautiful. A lot of rafting, fishing and kiiacks daily.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
New Mexico
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean, clear water. Some good Rapids. Scenic and beautiful. A lot of rafting, fishing and kiiacks daily.

Thank Madison8582
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed riding our mountain bikes on river paths and stopping at site to take a few photos too. Beautiful cool river and Trains are near for mountain trip into the past. Nice mountain downtown feeling with the river to cool off the city in heat of summer.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lower Animas river is a wonderful way to see the Durango area. Depending on the water level the river can be a class I,II or III rapids, buts its mostly class I, with the higher classes frequent, but avoidable.

Thank Cody B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Friday night kayak run from 32nd St. put-in to Home Depot. About an hour 1/2. Be prepared for some good rapids through the base of Smelter. Always check with the locals and be sure to wear safety gear. What a ride!!

Thank Pennygey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing most of this river on the Silverton train. Would love to kayak it one day instead of just rafting the lower section

Thank Nhelmer
Houston, Texas
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We viewed the Animas River on the bus from Durango to Silverton and the train from Silverton to Durango. The views of the river were pleasant.

Thank loves2travel49
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195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard of the spill last year that sent 1 million gallons of wastewater contaminates from the Gold King Mine, north of Silverton into the Animas River and had seen pictures showing the river colored orange. Today, there doesn't seem to be any signed of this accident. The river is a beautiful blue color and there does not seem... More 

2 Thank Bigredmachine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raining hard, stopped to put on raingear, but the river is beautiful, wide and aqua blue.. I have no idea why the waters color was so magnificent.!! I had heard it ran deep yellow from a coal mine spill, however if I have the right body of water it was an elegant sky blue.!! IN this area in the San... More 

Thank IrishStep
Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love tubing on the river. You can tie several friends together on tubes and float for a few hours in the cool clear water. Jays lets and rafters pass you by as you float and swim in the river. Cool and refreshing on s hot summers day.

Thank Deborah C
Marietta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful river providing recreational opportunities from tubing to Whitewater rafting and kayaking running right through both wonderful mountain scenery and a friendly town offering great shopping and culinary venues.

Thank Richard S

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