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 Points

  • Oxbow Park
  • 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