Camino Crossing Project


The Camino Crossing Design Project was awarded to Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH) in September 2021. Site analysis and inventory for the project has begun. Check back for updates and meeting dates. 

  1. Design
  2. Feasibility Study

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. 

 Project design cost: $338,851

Project funding: 2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax Fund

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. 

aerial view of Camino del Rio, 12th St, and Veterans Way

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

HAWK crossing 12th