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Animas River

  • Animas River at Animas Fork

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    The Animas River is 126-mile-long, originates at Animas Forks northeast of Silverton at an elevation of 11,120 feet, and flows southward to Farmington, New Mexico, where it joins the San Juan River.
    Animas River at Animas Fork
  • Animas River and Abandoned Buildings

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    A Colorado State Historical Fund grant to San Juan County, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, provided for stabilization of the remaining structures in 1997 and 1998. 
    Animas River and Abandoned Buildings
  • Animas River in San Juan Mountains

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    Animas Forks is a ghost town located just northeast of Silverton, Colorado. This is where Animas Fork originated. The landscape around Animas Fork is impressive and in general the best time to visit is middle June to the end of September.
    Animas River in San Juan Mountains
  • Town of Silverton

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    The town of Silverton,at an elevation of 9,318 feet along the Animas River, is the county seat and only incorporated town in San Juan County. It was established by prospectors in 1874, after the Brunot Agreement forced Ute Indians from the area.
    Town of Silverton
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