Camino Crossing Design Project

This project will design a below grade-separated crossing (underpass) of Camino del Rio near 12th Street. This underpass will serve as a safe and convenient connection point for pedestrians and bicyclists between the Animas River Trail and Downtown Durango. 

Design charrette

A design charrette for city boards and commission members to collaborate and form their vision for the project on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Durango Public Library HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in our community. The design charrette will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check back for updates. 

  1. Project overview ▼
  2. Feasibility study ▼ 
  3. Public engagement ▼

Project design cost: $338,851

Project funding: 2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax Fund

The Camino Crossing Design Project was awarded to Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) in September 2021. Site analysis and inventory for the project has begun. The design charrette, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, was cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.  


Running parallel to Camino del Rio throughout the downtown corridor, the Animas River Trail is the centerpiece of the city of Durango’s trail system. It stretches nearly 7 miles through Durango’s Animas River greenway. It serves as a bicycle and pedestrian artery to the city’s overall trail network, parks, open spaces, neighborhoods and business corridors. It is a recreational trail as well as an important component of the city’s transportation network. The trail is used extensively by residents and visitors and is consistently rated as one of Durango’s top amenities.

A feasibility study was conducted in 2020 to determine the most feasible location and type of crossing along Camino del Rio. An underpass near 12th Street was found to be the most feasible long-term crossing. 

The design process will include a design charrette at the beginning to have stakeholder groups, city advisory boards, and community members collaborate with staff and the consultant to conceptualize the design of the project. There will be two additional public meetings after the design charrette to receive public input on the design. 

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For more information on the Camino Crossing project, email or call (970) 375-4955.