Animas City Mountain
Durango residents have long enjoyed both the beautiful pine forests and the spectacular scenery that a visit to the top of nearby Animas City Mountain provides. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the trail that loops across this mountain’s sloping summit is currently designated as a combination hiking, biking, and equestrian route. The locally prominent mountain was named after Animas City, which actually preceded Durango by a few years. First settled in the 1870s, Animas City was a bit standoffish in 1880 when General Palmer brought his Denver and Rio Grande Railroad to southwestern Colorado. Miffed by the rebuff, Palmer established his own town 2 miles to the south and named it after the Mexican city of Durango. Over the years Durango outgrew its civic rival and eventually annexed it.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||0 ft|
|Season||March to November|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,680 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,161 ft|
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