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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Animas River Trail #675, CO

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Distance One Way 5.34 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,684 feet
Elevation Gain 610 feet
Accumulated Gain 797 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 8
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13  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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19  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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8  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
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40  2014-09-01
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  6:26am - 5:25pm
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The Animas River Trail is an alternative to taking the train to get to Chicago Basin. The trail follows the riverbanks for much of its distance, offering fishing possibilities. The river canyon walls are steep and rocky, making the sun come up late and set early. There are many good campsites along the way. Since this is a major drainage, all water used should be filtered to prevent possible Giardia contamination. This trail is used by horse outfitters, so expect to see horse traffic.

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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