Hike the Animas Mountain Trail

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The Animas Mountain Trail is perfect for intermediate hikers who want their effort to be rewarded with wonderful views. The Animas Mountain Trail is located in the San Juan National Forest near Durango, Colorado. The trail features a phenomenal forest setting, and is rated as moderate. The trail is open to dogs and is shared by trail runners.

The Animas Mountain Trail is a 6 mile loop trail, easily accessible from town, and best used from March until October. In the early spring and late fall, it is advised to bring YakTrax or similar in case there are icy patches on the trail. 

Photos: Granger Meador

Distance

5.9 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1535 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Rock Climbing, Photography, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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