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“Beautiful”
Review of Animas River

Animas River
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$59.00*
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4-Hour Rafting Trip Down the Animas River
Ranked #7 of 66 things to do in Durango
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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Next time I'd like to raft the river. The train passed many spots to see the rafters.

Visited July 2012
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Cypress, Texas
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lower Animas Whitewater Rafting”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

A great day on the lower Animas with Mild 2 Wild for a whitewater rafting trip!! Beatiful scenery.

Visited July 2012
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Durango, Colorado
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205 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“The Animas River, Durango, Colorado”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

A wonderful trail runs along the river from 32nd Street for several miles - can see the train in several places, as well as rafters, fisherman, parks, bridges, bikers, a fish hatchery and the rapidly running beautiful river...the full name is The Animas de los Perdidos - River of Lost Souls

Visited June 2012
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Chicago
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Animas River is a 126-mile-long river in the western United States, a tributary of the San Juan River, part of the Colorado River System. The Spanish named the river "Rio de las Animas Perdidas", "River of the Lost Souls". It is also the last free-flowing river (un-diverted) in Colorado. The river's free-flowing status will soon end as the Animas-La Plata Water Project nears completion. The project will pump water over a low pass to fill a reservoir, Lake Nighthorse, in Ridges Basin to satisfy Southern Ute tribal water rights claims associated with the Colorado Ute Settlement Act amendments of 2000.

The Animas River rises high in San Juan Mountains of Colorado at the confluence of the West and North forks at the ghost town of Animas Forks and flows south past the ghost towns of Eureka and Howardsville. At Silverton, the river flows into the Animas Canyon. The Durango and Silverton Narrow gauge railroad follows the river through the canyon to Durango. From Durango the river flows south into New Mexico through the town of Aztec to its confluence with the San Juan River at Farmington.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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“on the way to Animas Forks”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

The drive along the river is spectacular, complete with several sites to see mining equipment, old cabins and the remains of an old hanging bridge. Take your time, it's a narrow unpaved road and 4 wheel vehicle is a must

Visited July 2012
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