Animas Mountain Trail, Durango
Most commonly run counter-clockwise, this loop features a steady climb for the first three miles to the top of Animas Mountain before it plummets into an exciting descent down the east side. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with incredible 360-degree views.
Distance: 5.9 miles (loop)
Elevation Gain: 1,494 feet
Trailhead Info: From Durango, drive north on Highway 550. Turn left on 32nd street then right on West 4th to reach the main parking lot