Closures on National Forest, City, County and Parks and Wildlife Lands
The San Juan National Forest announced a Forest-wide Stage 3 fire closure effective as of today, Tuesday, June 12, for the first time since the forest was designated a national forest more than a hundred years ago. The closure order is expected to remain in effect until the forest receives sufficient moisture to improve conditions. See map 1 below.
La Plata County has elevated to Stage III and the City of Durango Open Space and Trails are temporarily CLOSED. This includes Horse Gulch, Overend, Dalla, Animas Mountain (the access is City), the Dog Park and Lake Nighthorse. BLM trails are open if accessible and the Three Springs trails are open.
The Trail Conditions report is updated with a list of open trails and suggestions for surrounding area trails to access. This is a very difficult time for all of us and we appreciate the support of our trails community and the fire response teams. Please be vigilant.
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Thank you to all firefighting and emergency response teams for all you are doing for Durango!