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Animas Overlook Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

Difficulty
Condition
Good

Notes: 9.14.21

Trail Length
2.9 miles
Distance from Durango
6 miles
Directions
Gain
1400 ft
Rating
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Animas Overlook Trail

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

6 Miles

Gain

1400 Feet

Condition

Good

Trail Length

2.9 Miles

Part of the Log Chutes trails system.

Animas Overlook is a popular overlook for people to drive to (on Junction Creek Road) and enjoy a scenic view of the Animas Valley or picnic at the overlook’s picnic tables and established trailhead. The Animas Overlook Trail is a difficult trail which begins/ends at the Animas Overlook and continues 3 miles to meet Log Chutes 1. Log Chutes is a multi-use trail located just above the Colorado Trail Trailhead at Junction Creek in Durango. Log Chutes trails cross Junction Creek road as we move from Log Chutes 1 to the Westview loop on the road so watch for cars.

Map & Directions

Map Coordinates: 37.356138, -107.880721

Where's the Trailhead?

dIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Parking at Log Chutes/Junction Creek Upper Trailhead

From 9th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, head west on 9th Street toward Camino Del Rio. Turn right onto Camino Del Rio (Highway 550/ N. Main Avenue) Continue on North Main Avenue/Camino Del Rio; take a left onto West. 25th Street. West 25th Street turns slightly right and becomes Junction Creek Road. At a three-way intersection, stay left on Junction Creek Road, and continue right, past the dirt parking area for the Lower Colorado Trail. The road becomes dirt here. After 1 mile on this road you will see a second dirt parking area for Log Chutes.

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Cutthroat Trail Maintenance | Saturday, September 25th

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