Animas River at Animas Fork
Animas River and Abandoned Buildings
Animas River in San Juan Mountains
Town of Silverton
Until recently, the Animas River—known in Spanish as “El Río de las Ánimas,” or “The River of Lost Souls”—was one of only a few undammed rivers in southwestern Colorado. The Upper Animas River Canyon bears the legacy of the longest hard-rock mining operations in southwestern Colorado. The mineral-...