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    Animas Mountain

    Durango, Colorado
    Distance5.2mi
    Elevation Gain2,943ft
    Trailhead Elevation6,636ft
    Top8,182ft
    Elevation Min/Max6636/8182ft
    Elevation Start/End6636/6636ft

    Animas Mountain

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    Evansville, IN
    Explorer | 31 pts
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    7/1/2011
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    Green Mountain Falls, CO
    Adventurer | 230 pts
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    8/23/2009
    It's a nice day hike. We went in the heat of the day and therefore were quite hot. I would recommend going counter-clockwise as you get to enjoy all the views on the way up. I wouldn't say the backside has lush forests, but it is much greener.
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    Keller, TX
    Pathfinder | 150 pts
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    11/18/2007
    This is an easy hike for all members of the family. This is also a good trail for those who are new to hiking. There are beautiful views as you traverse the trail. The terrain changes and you find yourself moving from rocky ledges to open meadows to lush forest. We did not encounter an excessive number of people and it proved to be a wonderful retreat and opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Take plenty of water. Wear a hat. Take your camera.
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    Bayfield, CO
    Adventurer | 300 pts
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    6/5/2004
    Nice day hike for a great view of Durango and Animas Valley.
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    New Boston, NH
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    11/3/2001
    Hiking: this is a great trail for anyone visiting Durango and staying in town, as you access from the North end of city limits...this is a loop trail around the perimeter of Animas Mountain. First half is a consistant uphill climb. Latter half is a gradual downgrade. Views include all of the Durango area, Animas Valley/river, La Plata's, and mountains north (such as Engineer and the Needle's). Moderately difficult. Bring plenty of water in warmer months. Beware of small side trails that branch off and cut across the mountain.
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    Trail Information

    Durango
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 CO 184, Dolores, CO 81323; (970) 882-7296; www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/sjplc.html
    Local Contacts
    USGS: Durango West, CO
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