Animas River
Animas River
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Zoom_Gotti
Henderson, NV1 497 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is the second time on my visits here that I've walked along the river. Last time I was south of town coming north, but this time I picked up the trail on 9th street, downtown. Parking is available along this stretch or you can easily walk here from the central city area. It's a nice shady walk following the river as it begins to curve northeast. Some benches along the way and you'll even pass a stairwell which will take you up to the street and a Chinese restaurant. But if you continue following the trail system under the road you'll pass through some developed park areas and, crossing the river, eventually up to 32nd street where you can cross the bridge back to Main Avenue. Ride the trolley back into town from here. Or you can walk it. But it's another 2 miles to return.
Written 29 August 2022
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Sara T
Ellicott City, MD964 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I loved this walk! The river is in view the entire time. The walk is wide and mostly paved. We could take our dogs. You can start at different places. When says easy hike, really is, was mostly flat. This trail is not a serious hike, but can be done by all ages. Watch out for the bikes, skateboards, and runners. We went early in the day to avoid them.
Written 1 August 2020
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Chelsey C
Houston, TX8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
This river feels so good after a long day on the trail! It is perfect for all types of activities. There are places to sit under a tree and relax, the kids can play at the park, and every one is hiking or biking the trail. It is so close to town, you can pop off the trail for a quick bite anywhere.

It is beautiful!
Written 24 June 2020
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Dr_Xaos
Palatine, IL1 255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Passed along the river as we took a walk on the Animas River Trail. The river is clean and beautiful, and it's very peaceful to just watch as the waters move along and over the various rocks and rapids. Landscape around the river is enjoyable as well, since you can see a lot more greenery growing along the banks. We even experienced some of the local wildlife as we casually strolled along the trail.
Written 14 June 2022
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lynnTulsa
Tulsa101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We were in Durango the last part of September. The river was down a lot because of drought. It's still a very pretty river, but rafting was closed down. The river flows through Durango. There is a very nice walking path that goes along side the river through the downtown section. It's a wonderful walk. There are bridges so you can turn around and go the other way. The path is well shaded by trees.
Written 1 October 2018
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KB6CLA
Durango, CO114 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Only because this review request specified Schneider park do I have to give a warning. The Animas River is of course great. Many of the town parks offer excellent river access. Butu Schneider is not one of them. This park is the usual hangout for the town's homeless population (because it is a very short to our soup kitchen). Avoid Schneider park and visit one of many other fine parks.
Written 9 September 2019
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KevinVreeken
Durango, CO184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Animas river trail in Durango follows the Animas river. For 6 miles, starting at 32nd street and going all the way to Walmart. Beautiful views along the path. And right now the river is RIPPING!
Written 13 June 2019
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Bigredmachine
Salt Lake City, UT2 247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
We had heard of the spill last year that sent 1 million gallons of wastewater contaminates from the Gold King Mine, north of Silverton into the Animas River and had seen pictures showing the river colored orange. Today, there doesn't seem to be any signed of this accident. The river is a beautiful blue color and there does not seem to be any effect to the wildlife or vegetation along the river that can be seen.
Written 4 August 2016
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Ila W
86 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is one of the rivers that recently had a major EPA caused poison spill. It was bright yellow for awhile but now the pollutants have sunk to the bottom. Looks pretty but beware of rafting or fishing in it.
Written 5 September 2015
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Marietta P
Huntsville, AL2 543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
The river was full of water and we were able to watch rafters go by. The path crosses the river so you can enjoy the view from either side. Lots of people enjoy the trail and many have their dogs. They could use bathroom facilities though.
Written 23 May 2015
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