6.5 miles
Distance
1,518 ft
Climb
-1,534 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

A nice chuncky climb and flowy decent

Detailed Description
Animas Counter-loop is a 6 mile moderately popular expert route located near Durango Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,518 ft with a max elevation of 8,176 ft then descends -1,534 ft.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Animas Counter-loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 26 min
  • Altitude min
    6,691 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,707 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,690 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -43.1%
  • Grade min
    33.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    515 ft

Directions

  1. Walk north on Animas Mountain Climb.
  2. Continue for 600 meters.
  3. Make a sharp right onto Animas Mountain.
  4. Continue for 600 meters.
  5. Turn right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  6. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  7. Turn right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  8. Continue for 700 meters.
  9. Turn right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  10. Continue for 30 meters.
  11. Keep right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  12. Continue for 20 meters.
  13. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  14. Continue for 20 meters.
  15. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  16. Continue for less than 10 meters.
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  18. Continue for 30 meters.
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  20. Continue for 10 meters.
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  24. Continue for 60 meters.
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  28. Continue for 40 meters.
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  34. Continue for 30 meters.
  35. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  36. Continue for 60 meters.
  37. Turn left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  38. Continue for 10 meters.
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  44. Continue for 40 meters.
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  46. Continue for 50 meters.
  47. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  48. Continue for 20 meters.
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  52. Continue for 40 meters.
  53. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
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  56. Continue for 60 meters.
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  72. Continue for 40 meters.
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  75. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  76. Continue for less than 10 meters.
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  88. Continue for 30 meters.
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  90. Continue for 20 meters.
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  92. Continue for 20 meters.
  93. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
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  96. Continue for 50 meters.
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  100. Continue for 20 meters.
  101. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  102. Continue for 50 meters.
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  104. Continue for 30 meters.
  105. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  106. Continue for 30 meters.
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  108. Continue for 20 meters.
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  110. Continue for 30 meters.
  111. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  112. Continue for 50 meters.
  113. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  114. Continue for less than 10 meters.
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  116. Continue for less than 10 meters.
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  118. Continue for 30 meters.
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  120. Continue for less than 10 meters.
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  122. Continue for 10 meters.
  123. Keep right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  124. Continue for 20 meters.
  125. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  126. Continue for 20 meters.
  127. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  128. Continue for 40 meters.
  129. Keep right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  130. Continue for 10 meters.
  131. Keep right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  132. Continue for 20 meters.
  133. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  134. Continue for 50 meters.
  135. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  136. Continue for 40 meters.
  137. Keep right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  138. Continue for 30 meters.
  139. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  140. Continue for 10 meters.
  141. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  142. Continue for 40 meters.
  143. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  144. Continue for 20 meters.
  145. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  146. Continue for 20 meters.
  147. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  148. Continue for 40 meters.
  149. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  150. Continue for 30 meters.
  151. Turn left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  152. Continue for 30 meters.
  153. Turn right to stay on Animas Mountain.
  154. Continue for 20 meters.
  155. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  156. Continue for 100 meters.
  157. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  158. Continue for 40 meters.
  159. Keep left to stay on Animas Mountain.
  160. Continue for 30 meters.
  161. Bear left onto Dome to da Loam.
  162. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  163. Turn left onto Loam Zone.
  164. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  165. Turn left onto The Swerve.
  166. Continue for 900 meters.
  167. Bear right onto Animas Mountain.
  168. Continue for 50 meters.
  169. Keep straight to stay on Animas Mountain.
  170. Continue for 40 meters.
  171. Bear left onto Upper Animas Mountain.
  172. Continue for 70 meters.
  173. Keep straight to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  174. Continue for 40 meters.
  175. Turn left to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  176. Continue for 10 meters.
  177. Keep left to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  178. Continue for 30 meters.
  179. Keep left to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  180. Continue for 30 meters.
  181. Keep left to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  182. Continue for 30 meters.
  183. Keep straight to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  184. Continue for 70 meters.
  185. Keep right to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  186. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  187. Make a sharp right to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  188. Continue for 20 meters.
  189. Keep right to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  190. Continue for 40 meters.
  191. Keep straight to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  192. Continue for 30 meters.
  193. Keep right to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  194. Continue for 20 meters.
  195. Keep right to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  196. Continue for 30 meters.
  197. Keep left to stay on Upper Animas Mountain.
  198. Continue for 60 meters.
  199. Bear right onto Tank Verde.
  200. Continue for 400 meters.
  201. Turn left onto Birket.
  202. Continue for 400 meters.
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