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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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34  2018-06-23
Chicago Basin from Purgatory TH
carriejane
13  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
chumley
19  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
John9L
8  2016-07-02
Purgatory Animas River
clairebear
40  2014-09-01
Molas Pass to Bolam Pass Road - CT #25
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  6:49am - 5:02pm
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335 ft
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Spud Lake Trail #661 - Potato Lake
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11.1 mi
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Engineer Mountain Trail #508
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Cascade Creek Trail #510
4.5 mi away
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Wagon Trail (532
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Needle Creek Trail #504 to Chicago Basin
Needle Creek Trail #504 to Chicago Basin
5.2 mi away
6.9 mi
3,064 ft
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Overview
Animas River Trail #675 is a 5.34 mile one way hike with 797 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 23 miles north-northeast of Durango Colorado. May and September are the best months to enjoy this hike.


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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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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