Animas Overlook Trail BikingHikingTrail Running

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

Biking, Hiking, Trail Running
Durango to TH

6 Miles


1400 Feet



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?


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.


help build our trails!

*TENTATIVE* Trail Construction: June 6th

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!