5 miles
Distance
1,307 ft
Climb
-1,047 ft
Descent
00:56:28
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Animas Mountain Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Animas Mountain Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #39429 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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.

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More Stats for Animas Mountain mountain bike 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
    00:56:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:52
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2020
Avg: 2.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Animas Mountain Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 15, 2020 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 15, 2020
      Wildlife closures lifted
      Apr 15, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Apr 15, 2020
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      BLM Wildlife Closure through April 15, 2020
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm
      Dec 2, 2019
      BLM Wildlife Closure
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 9:59am
      Sep 11, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 97 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 237 rides
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      Photos

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      May 19, 2019 @ 8:41am
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      162 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:49am
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      159 |
      Sep 4, 2017 @ 11:49am
      Sep 4, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2ndAve - Animas Intermediate
      11 miles

      5 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag spokesmanmtb Plus (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
      flag mpirretti (Jul 22, 2019 at 16:56)
       Pretty fun and fast, but definitely not technical or steep enough to be rated black.
      [Reply]

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