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Animas River
Animas River
User Guidelines
To ensure a pleasurable experience and protect the Animas River Greenway, please read and follow these river user guidelines:
  • Be Safe - It is recommended that river users wear a Coast Guard Approved life vest. Helmets and secure foot gear are also recommended for individual crafts.
  • Be Prepared - Weather and water conditions can change rapidly in any season; Inappropriate clothing and footwear can result in injury, hypothermia, dismemberment, or death.
  • Be Careful - You will encounter rocks, logs, man-made obstacles and strong currents.
  • Know your limits and be a strong swimmer.
  • Scout unfamiliar waters and portage if necessary.
  • Vessels surfing the rapids must yield to boats traveling downstream.

Please Remember
  • No open containers of alcohol.
  • No glass containers.
  • Pack out all trash and dispose in a proper receptacle.
  • Dogs must be on a leash on shore and dog waste cleaned up.
  • Respect private property and do not trespass.
  • Be polite and courteous to others on and near the river.
  • When approaching anglers, move away to the opposite side of the river to pass by.
  • Practice Leave-No-Trace techniques.
Animas River Access Designs
Animas River Access Map
Animas River Management Plan
Animas River Flow, USGS.gov
Animas River Floating Informational Flyer
Animas River Usage Survey Results 2011
Economic Benefits of Whitewater Recreation
Tubing on the Animas
Zebra Mussel Concerns

Animas River Access Points
  • 33rd Street (limited parking)
  • 29th Street at Memorial Park
  • Recreation Center (tubing put-in)* Free Parking for tubers and pump station to fill tubes.
  • 9th Street at Schneider Park (tubing take-out)
  • Santa Rita Park
  • Cundiff Park
  • High Bridge
  • Dallabetta Park

Animas River Access Points Map