I am planning a trip to Durango in July 2013. I will be in Durango for 8 days. What are some hiking suggestions? I did Rocky Mountain National Park this summer and did almost all of the 4-5 mile hikes. I don't want to do hikes with huge altitude gains. I would say that "moderate" are the hikes that I like. In RMNP I enjoyed the lake and falls hikes. Also, I enjoy simple hikes along roaring rivers. Can all of you come up with suggestions?
Also are there places near Durango that are good for animal sightings?