The Animas River Trail (ART), a hard surface shared-use path, is the centerpiece of the city's trail system. It stretches nearly 7 miles through Durango's Animas River Greenway. The ART serves as the spine of the city's overall trail network and provides easy access to a variety of parks, open spaces and natural surface trails; the community recreation center, the public library, downtown Durango, neighborhoods and schools.
The Animas River Trail is a recreational trail as well as an important component of the city's transportation network. The ART is used extensively by area residents and visitors alike and is consistently rated as one of Durango top amenities.