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Animas Mountain Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.4 kilometer loop
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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Trail shared by aaron moore

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 hike 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 1, 2019
John Thomas
Great hike! We went clockwise... easier on the knees coming down. 5.9mi — 2h 45m
Jul 29, 2019
Mark Berger
Jun 22, 2019
Randy Cantu
Jun 17, 2019
Connor Cleary
5.9mi
Jun 14, 2019
Deborah Carroll
hike up, run down 6mi — 1h 30m
Jun 12, 2019
Serhiy Lukovenkov
Nov 10, 2018
Matthew Riscinti
Aug 28, 2018
Felipe Tranquilini
Nice and easy hike with tons of outlooks. Amazing views of Durango and the valley. 5.2mi

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Enjoy a stunning view from the top of Animus City Mountain looking north.
Jul 6, 2017 near Durango, CO

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