5 miles
Distance
1,428 ft
Climb
-1,227 ft
Descent
00:56:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Animas Mountain Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Animas Mountain Details

  • Riding Area
    Animas City Mountain
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April 15 - Dec 1
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39429 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

Loose, rocky, unmaintained, and primarily an old 2 track. Old school counter clockwise loop that used to be awesome.

More Stats for Animas Mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    201 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,891 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,190 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,891 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,092 ft
  • Grade
    0.769%
  • Grade max
    -23.904%
  • Grade min
    36.611%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    801 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:00
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2017
Dry
Avg: 2.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to animas-mountain trailhead (37.304190, -107.873970)
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Animas Mountain Trail Reports

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Aug 31, 2017 @ 7:21pm
Aug 31, 2017
Aug 22, 2016 @ 2:14pm
Aug 22, 2016
Rocky, rocky rocky, amazing views
Dec 23, 2014 @ 1:03pm
Dec 23, 2014
Closed for the season.
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Aug 23, 2018 @ 8:30pm
Aug 23, 2018
Animas Mountain, Fountain Hills
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Aug 23, 2018 @ 8:30pm
Aug 23, 2018
Animas Mountain, Fountain Hills
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Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:49am
Sep 4, 2017
Animas Mountain, Littleton
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Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:49am
Sep 4, 2017
Animas Mountain, Littleton

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag jpwilbur9 (Sep 29, 2014 at 9:56)
 For biking, I recommend descending down the center of the mountain. Less hikers and the trail is high speed fun. The trail on the east side is pretty rocky for those who like a challenging climb.
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  • + 1
flag mike-j-gibson (May 24, 2016 at 6:58)
 A repurposed logging road. Rutted out and full of baby skulls. I have road better scree fields. This trail has the entertainment value of a Gigli sequel.
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  • + 1
flag pwenger 4CFC (Nov 28, 2017 at 19:26)
 I agree with mike-j-gibson, but Vulture and Loam Zone make it worth the ride!
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  • + 1
flag spdorsey (Sep 15, 2018 at 18:16)
 For locals: This is a beginner trail.
For visitors: This is intermediate.

I only rode about the first 30% of it because I was worried it would get dark, so I turned around. That being said, I would NEVER want to ride this in the dark. I'd end up dead.

The climb is challenging, but probably not that bad for a local. The altitude (around 7500 feet above sea level) is brutal if you're not used to it. Also, there are a LOT of large stones on the trail. I have been on worse (Red Hills near Lake Don Pedro in California, for example). Many complained about the baby heads (medium round stones that your tire tends to roll off of sideways, making you lose stability), but I found them to be not very menacing as long as I paid attention to my line.

Riding down was FUN! Although it was bumpy, it was also fast and technical. There were few places where I felt that I had to be extra careful or else crash, but I never fell over or bailed.

Overall, I enjoyed the trail. I'd love it if this was in my neighborhood.
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