Animas River Trail
Animas River Trail
The Animas River Trail (ART), a hard surface shared-use path, is a very enjoyable paved trail great for all ages and skill levels. Running through the heart of Durango, it is the centerpiece of Durango’s overall trail system and a transportation backbone for the community.
The concrete/asphalt trail stretches over 7 miles through town along the beautiful Animas River. It provides easy access to a variety of parks, open spaces and natural surface trails as well as the community recreation center, the public library, downtown Durango, neighborhoods and schools. It crosses 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.
The Animas River Trail is perfect for casual walkers and runners, as well as quick in-town bike rides or family cruises. The Animas River Trail also provides easy river access for fishing, rafting, or kayaking.
Map & Directions
Map Coordinates: 37.281121, -107.874305
Where's the Trailhead?
dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
The path runs along the Animas River, with various points of access. The north end of this popular trail is the intersection of the 32nd Street and East 3rd Avenue, and the southern end is at River Road, south of Escalante Drive. You can also park to access the Animas River Trail at Santa Rita Park, Schneider Park on Roosa Avenue, Memorial Park at West 12th Street (behind the Durango Fire Station), Rotary Park at the intersection of East 15th Street and East 2nd Avenue, the Durango Rec Center at 2700 Main Avenue, and at the intersection of East 29th Street and East 3rd Avenue.
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Join Durango Trails for our monthly First Saturdays Trailwork Party! Help us maintain our regional trails while spending a fun day outdoors. No experience is necessary for trailwork, and Durango Trails will provide the necessary instruction, safety tool talk, tools, work gloves, and water and snacks for the entire crew. Please note, registration is required to join us for Trailwork; please click below to register.