Closer to Durango, this is section is quite popular and offers a variety of shorter trips. Float past mining ruins while enjoying the milder class III rapids.
Recommended For: Everyone, especially families with kids.
|Trip Name||Sections Included||Outfitter||Trip Info|
|1/4, Half & Full Day||Lower Animas||Mild to Wild Rafting||mild2wildrafting.com; 800.567.6745|
• Difficulty: Class III What does this mean?
• Elevation: 6374′ to 6358′
• Avg. Gradient: 17.1′ per mile
|ACCESS to ACCESS||Miles|
|Baker’s Bridge to Trimble Lane||6.0|
|Trimble Lane to 32nd Street||10.0|
|32nd Street to 9th Street||2.0|
|9th Street to Four Corners River Sports||2.0|
|Four Corners River Sports to High Bridge||2.5|
GPS Coordinates to Lower Animas River Access Points:
Cities Near the Lower Animas Section:
Note that the above coordinates provide a point nearest the access point, and may or may not provide accurate directions when used as a starting or ending point as many of them do not have an address associated with them.
The Animas River is in the San Juan National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.