06 :47 hrs
Running the Animas River from just south of the Colorado border to Farmington is a relaxing run with nothing higher than a Class II. Canoes, kayaks and rafts should all have no problem (but rafters should make sure the water levels are high). This run goes all the way to Farmington, where the Animas meets up with the San Juan River, taking you by beautiful sandstone cliffs and farmland the entire way. The route also goes by the Aztec Ruins National Monument, home to the largest reconstructed Great Kiva. There are a number of put in points, in addition to the one listed here, that will allow you to adjust the length of your trip.