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The Animas River is, quite literally, the artery of Durango. Heck, it’s why the town exists; the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company needed to serve the burgeoning San Juan mining district, and the company needed water, so the railroad founded┬áDurango along the banks of the Animas River in 1880. Today, the Animas River is still the lifeblood of the town, and the annual Animas Days festival honors all that the river… Read More