Colorado’s Top 10 Trail Runs

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.

Photo credit: Durango Area Tourism Office

Distance: 5.9 miles (loop)

Elevation Gain: 1,494 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

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

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