Part of the Animas Mountain Trail System.
Merv Trail is often coupled with the Swerve Trail and is just north of the popular Sailing Hawks Trail in Dalla Mountain Park. Swerve and Merve Trails connect the Animas Mountain Trail (main loop) to Dalla Mountain Park trails via a short and somewhat technical downhill.
A popular and iconic trail in Durango, Animas Mountain yields spectacular views of the Hermosa (to the south) and Animas (to the north) Valleys.
Please note: The upper loop of Animas Mountain is closed for seasonal wildlife closures from December 1 to April 15.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.311323, -107.883146
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
Heading North on Main Street, go west (left) on 32nd Street and then a right on West 4th Ave, where you will see the parking lot/trailhead for Animas Mountain a short ways up the road.
help build our trails!
Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, our trailwork kickoff has currently been postponed. While we hope we will be able to meet for our First Saturdays Trailwork in June, we are closely monitoring developments, and dates and times may change as a result. Please continue to check in here and on our social media for updated trailwork days!