Beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, all open space and trails in the City of Durango will reopen for use, with the exception of Lake Nighthorse and the surrounding shoreline, which will reopen at 7:00 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018.
Reopening areas include:
- Overend Mountain Park
- Chapman Hill and the College Mesa
- City Open Space accessing Animas City Mountain
- Dalla Mountain Park
- Horse Gulch
- Mercy Open Space in Three Springs
- Off Leash Area
- Oxbow Preserve
- Twin Buttes
- Natural Surface Trails in City Open Space
Fire and smoking restrictions on city owned properties remain in effect. The closure and restriction orders issued on June 13, 2018 were difficult, but necessary decisions to make. With progress being made on the 416 fire, local emergency resources are more readily available to respond to local calls. Please remember that the entire southwest Colorado region is in an exceptional drought, with high fire danger. Exercise caution when enjoying outdoor activities.