Animas Mountain Trail City of Durango

Durango, Colorado 81302

Animas Mountain Trail City of Durango

Animas Mountain Trail: City of Durango Professional Review and Guide

"The Animas Mountain Trail is a convenient 5.8-mile loop for which the trailhead is located within the city limits of Durango. Popular with locals, this trail offers a quick getaway from the city without the long drive to and from the trailhead.

Because of its great access, beautiful Animas Valley views, and gradual uphill grade, this 5.8-mile loop on the Animas City Mountain is a local favorite and ideal warm-up for visitors to the area before hitting the big peaks. The trail travels along the eastern rim through a pinyon-juniper and scrub oak forest for the first section of the hike, offers spectacular views of the San Juan Mountains, and then snakes its way through a ponderosa forest on the western side of the mountain before returning to the city."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-4 hours
Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 CO 184, Dolores, CO 81323; (970) 882-7296;
Local Contacts
USGS: Durango West, CO
Local Maps

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Aug 2018