4.9 miles
Distance
1,307 ft
Climb
-1,047 ft
Descent
00:52:02
Avg time
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    BLM
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Animas Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Animas City Mountain
    Durango, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    April 15 - Dec 1
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #81658 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    BLM

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

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Animas Mountain mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    260 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,902 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,180 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,902 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,162 ft
  • Grade
    1%
  • Grade max
    -44.6%
  • Grade min
    33.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    597 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:02
  • Avg reverse time
    01:22:28
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Status:
on Dec 1, 2021
Avg: 2.9 (8 votes)

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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 237 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      2ndAve - Animas Intermediate
      11 miles
      Animas Counter-loop
      7 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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
      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
      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
      spokesmanmtb (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      mpirretti (Jul 22, 2019 at 16:56)
       Pretty fun and fast, but definitely not technical or steep enough to be rated black.
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      • + 0
      tdeems (Apr 26, 2021 at 20:00)
       Climb the western half to access the loam trails. Would not recommend riding down anything here but the loam trails.
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      • + 0
      tdeems (Apr 26, 2021 at 20:02)
       Climb the western half and ride down the loam trails and the swerve. Would not recommend riding down this. Quite loose and chunky, good way to damage your bike.
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