Hike the Animas Mountain Trail

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Distance

5.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

1535 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Distance

5.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

1535 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness, Rock Climbing

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

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