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Animas River Trail

Difficulty Rating: Easy
Length: Nearly 10 miles
Usage: Multi-use
System: In town trails
Connections: Access to parks, open space and natural surface trails

The Animas River Trail (ART), a hard surface shared-use path, is a very enjoyable paved trail great for all family members. It is the centerpiece of Durango’s overall trail system. The concrete/asphalt trail stretches nearly 10 miles through town along the beautiful Animas River. It provides easy access to a variety of parks, open spaces and natural surface trails; the community recreation center, the public library, downtown Durango, neighborhoods and schools. It across 8 bridges, 4 underpasses, and 1 tunnel to the south end of the city limits without crossing a single street. Future plans call for a multi-use hard-surface trail extended along Highway 160 on the south end of town.

Getting There

The path runs along the Animas River, with various points of access. From downtown Durango, head down 12th street to the river and cruise along north to 32nd street or south towards the movie theater. The north end of this popular trail is the intersection of the 32nd Street and E 3rd Ave.



Visit the Trail Conditions Report for current conditions.

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