- Put-in is just south of Silverton
- Class IV and V
- River Length
- 28 miles
- 1/2 day, full day or multi-day
- May to June
The upper waters of the Animas are heaven for thrill-seekers. The river tumbles through canyons in the beautiful San Juan Mountains, providing non-stop technical challenges through Class IV and V rapids. Some sections of this route drop well over 100 feet per mile. Much of the terrain is inaccessible except by water, adding to the remoteness and danger of the trip.
The put-in point for Upper Animas trips is just south of Silverton, where Mineral Creek joins the Animas. Trips end north of the impassable Animas Gorge, just north of Durango.
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