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Animas Mountain Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.4 kilometer loop
78% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,494' 455 m
Descent: -1,482' -452 m
High: 8,174' 2,491 m
Low: 6,714' 2,046 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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A fun trail leading to the top of Animas City Mountain for great views of the Animas Valley.

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Features Fall Colors · Views

Usually closed December 1st through April 15th for wildlife.

Description

According to Trails 2000, officially this trail is done in a counter clockwise direction, but it can be completed either way. I like to sometimes go in a clockwise direction so I can run down along the edge with great views of the valley and eventually Durango.

Start the trail at 32nd St in north Durango and make your way up several switchbacks. the trail climbs steadily for nearly three miles until you reach the high point of Animas Mountain. Take a moment to enjoy the well-earned views before you start your descent on the east side of the loop to return to the start.

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Aug 6, 2019
Ryan Foster
6.7mi — 2h 02m
Oct 20, 2018
Joseph Higginson
Actually ran a bit further before starting recording. 6.1mi
Oct 18, 2018
Abigail Lock
Great climb for the first 2.5 miles. Very muddy today, so took it slow coming down. 7mi
Sep 28, 2018
Ed G
6mi
Sep 15, 2018
Andrew Covino
Aug 18, 2018
David MIckey
My first time on the trail, as I am visiting Durango, but there are a ton of off shoots and trail finding here. Pretty rocky and rutted too. 5.9mi
Aug 3, 2017
Kaylee M
5.9mi
Jul 27, 2016
Kaylee M

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  4.1 from 14 votes

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