Trail Talk Blog

All the news and updates you need to know before you hit the trails!

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Welcome to Durango’s Trails: Tips for Visitors

Welcome to Durango’s trails! Whether you are visiting our area or are simply a new local trail user, we hope you enjoy your time on …

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Updated COVID-19 Recreation Guidelines

Information to stay safe on the trails as of June 2020.

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SkyRaider Trail Opens!

Durango Trails is excited to announce the opening of a new trail connecting Powerline to Extended Ridge!  After an unprecedented spring season, Durango Trails, working …

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Watch This: COVID-19 Video Learning Series: Passing, Dogs on Leash and Land Manager Message

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Stage I Fire Restrictions Now in Place

As of May 12, 2020, La Plata County and the San Juan National Forest have enacted Stage I Fire Restrictions. Under the restrictions, the following …

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Safe Trail Use During COVID-19

Updated May 22, 2020. The Colorado Stay at Home Order that went into effect March 26 was changed to a “Safer-at-Home” order on April 27th. …

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COVID 19 and Public Lands

While we strongly agree that sunshine, getting outdoors and connecting with nature is an antidote for mental and physical and health, we are also paying …

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2020 Trailwork Registration Now Open!

Announcing Our 2020 Trailwork Kick Off! A note from Durango Trails: In order to do our part to flatten the curve, we have postponed our …

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SW CO Gives

Southwest Colorado Gives is a collaborative effort spearheaded by the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado to inspire generosity in our five county community and increase …

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Seasonal Wildlife Closures Dec. 1 through April 15

Video campaign highlights the importance of respecting seasonal wildlife closures in Durango – in effect Dec. 1, 2019 Ever wonder why certain trails in Durango …

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#OptOutside this Black Friday

Celebrate our trails this holiday season by choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday! Long known as one of the biggest shopping days of the year, …

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2019 Highlights: What Your Contribution Helped Us Accomplish

In the Durango area, trails create community and connect us. They are the training grounds for our youth, amateur and professional athletes, and they are …

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Winter Trail Conditions Page

Durango Trails 2000 will be moving over to the Winter Trail Conditions page on November 22. All trail reports are welcome in order to keep …

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E-bike meeting

The City of Durango will host a public meeting on Wednesday, November 20. The joint boards (Natural Lands and Parks and Rec) advisory board will …

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Please Volunteer: Sign Up to help Durango Trails 2000 at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Holiday Bloomer Sale

Volunteer spots have been filled. Thank you to everyone who signed up to help!    Volunteers are needed to work the RMCF Holiday Bloomer Sale …

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Durango Trails Town Challenge Fundraiser

Donate in honor of the Durango Trails Town Challenge to support our local trails! Payson McElveen invites Durango to conquer every trail McElveen project benefits …

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Ed Zink

Our friend, mentor, and hero has passed. We are forever grateful for Ed’s vision and dedication to our community. The family has requested that contributions …

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Fall Colors and Hunting Season

The San Juan National Forest reports that Fall Color Viewing is best from Purgatory to Town Durango to Purgatory:  ~50% Purgatory to Coal Bank:  ~75% …

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Membership

Don’t Miss the Trails and Ales Party on April 22!

You’re invited to join Trails 2000 for our annual spring membership event to kick off the 2019 trail season: the Trails and Ales Party, on Monday, …

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Winter Trail Reporters Wanted

Are you out and about fat biking, ski-touring, hiking? We need your help to update the Winter Trail Conditions page. Please submit photos and a …

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Application Closed: Trail Operations Manager

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to join a leading nonprofit organization in the outdoor industry? Do you want to live in a mountain …

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Schedule Donations Now for Colorado Gives Day

Give where you live & play | Donate to Trails 2000 for Colorado Gives Day So many of us – whether locals or visitors; recreation-ists …

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Give Now to Your Trails: Year End Campaign

Your Trails | Our Community | Give to Our Year End Campaign 2018 memories will be centered around the 416 fire, greatly impacting our residents, …

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Volunteer at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Sale

Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who signed up!

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Watch our Fall Video & Help Us Keep in Touch

An Autumn Ride through the San Juan Mountains from Durango Trails 2000 on Vimeo. Trails 2000 captured a unique mountain bike ride through the changing …

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Trail Work

Trailwork Party on Telegraph Trail, Sept. 26

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork on Telegraph Trail in Horse Gulch on Wednesday, September 26, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All weekend warriors, …

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Trailwork Party on Carbon Junction, Sept. 19

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork on Carbon Junction trail on Wednesday, September 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, …

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Monarch Beautification Project, Oct. 12

Trails 2000, Durango Nature Studies, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Alpine Bank are pleased to partner to plant milkweed seeds at the …

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Trailwork Party on Carbon Junction/Crites Connect, Sept. 16

Please join Trails 2000 and the Durango Running Club for Trailwork on Carbon Junction and Crites Connect on Sunday, September 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 …

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Trailwork Party on Spur Line Trails, Sept 12

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork at the Spur Line trails in Three Springs, Wednesday, September 12, from 4-7 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, wanderers and …

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Trailwork Party on Stacy’s Trail, Sept 5

Please join Trails 2000 for trailwork on Stacy’s Trail in Horse Gulch on Wednesday, September 5, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail …

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Trailwork Party on Hidden Valley Trail, Aug 29

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork at Hidden Valley Trail in Overend Mountain Park on Wednesday, August 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail …

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Elbert Creek, CastleRock and Junction Creek are Open; BurroFire area trails are now open

Effective Friday, August 24th, the closure area for the 416 Fire will shrink to allow public access to areas around the fire. The burned area …

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Trailwork Party on Hidden Valley Trail, Aug 22

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork at Hidden Valley Trail in Overend Mountain Park on Wednesday, August 22, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail …

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Boggy Draw Trails Closed Due to Plateau Fire

Trail closures due to the Plateau Fire in Dolores, Colorado include Boggy Draw, Bean Canyon, McNeil and McPhee Overlook trails, and access to Italian Canyon …

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Trailwork Party on Spur Line Trails, Aug 15

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork at the new Spur Line Trails in Three Springs, Wednesday, August 15th, from 4-7 p.m. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, wanderers …

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Bid Today on Artwork Auction for Trails 2000 & Community Foundation

Support Community. Build Trails. BID Today. Trails 2000 and the Community Foundation are excited to host an online auction for the exquisite painting, “Garden of …

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Colorado Trail OPEN and other Forest Service Trails

The Colorado Trail from Molas to Town; Junction Creek road to the Animas Overlook, upper Hermosa Park road to Hotel and Bolam and trails outside …

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Trailwork Party on Spur Line Trails, July 6-7

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork at the new Spur Line Trails in Three Springs, Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, 2018. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, …

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Trailwork Party on Smokejumper Trail, July 28

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork on Smokejumper Trail on Saturday, July 28, 2018. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, wanderers and trail lovers alike are …

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City Open Space and Trails to Reopen Thursday

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 …

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#416Fire: SJNF & BLM lands to Reopen Thursday

Most San Juan National Forest and Durango-area BLM-managed lands re-open on Thursday. Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Remain in Effect. On Thursday, June 21, at 3 p.m., the …

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Current Closures Due to #416Fire and #BurroFire

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 …

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Hermosa Trails Closed Due to #416 Fire

The Hermosa area, including all roads and trails, is officially closed due to the 416 Fire. For your safety and that of all emergency and …

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New Spur Line Trails Open at Three Springs

Five miles of introductory singletrack trail built by Trails 2000 and Purgatory Resort In partnership with Trails 2000, Three Springs has officially opened the Spur …

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Trailwork Party, May 16 on Mike’s Trail

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork on Wednesday, May 16, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Mike’s Trail in Horse Gulch. Volunteers should meet at the …

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Colorado Public Lands Day Trailwork, May 19

Please join Trails 2000 and Pine Needle Mountaineering for a special day of Trailwork and Trail Clean Up on Saturday, May 19, in celebration of …

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Trailwork Party, May 9 on Big Canyon Trail

Please join Trails 2000 for Trailwork on Wednesday, May 9, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Big Canyon Trail. All weekend warriors, trail blazers, wanderers …

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Volunteer for Our Trail Impact Study

Volunteers Needed to Help Conduct Trailhead Study from May to October Please note: Registration is now full for May through July; thanks to our community we …

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Trailwork Kickoff Party, April 18 on Skyline Trail

Trails 2000 is pleased to invite volunteers to the 2018 Trailwork Kickoff Party on Wednesday, April 18, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Skyline Trail. …

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Video: Got Leash?

 Video campaign highlights importance of dog etiquette and safety on trails Getting your dog outside is good for the health of both you and …

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Trails and Ales Party is April 11

You’re invited to join Trails 2000 for their spring membership event to kick off the 2018 trail season: our annual Trails and Ales Party, on Wednesday, …

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Protected: Share Your Photos

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Seasonal Wildlife Closures in Effect Dec. 1

 Video campaign highlights importance of respecting seasonal wildlife closures in Durango – in effect Dec. 1, 2018 Ever wonder why certain trails in Durango …

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Round Up for Trails at Kroeger’s Ace Hardware!

You can support Trails 2000 by Rounding Up for Trails 2000 March 8 through March 19:

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Registration Closed: Trail Crew Leader Training

Crew Leader Training hosted by Trails 2000 and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado May 4 & 5, 2018 – Durango, Colorado Trails 2000 has teamed up with …

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CLOSED: Now Hiring: Durango Trail Crew Lead

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to join a leading nonprofit organization in the outdoor industry? Do you want to live in a mountain …

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BLM Meeting Weds. January 31

Join the BLM to share your trail ideas for consideration in the upcoming Tres Rios Field Office Open House taking place this Wednesday, January 31 …

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Year End Trailwork Party, Dec. 15

Trails 2000 invites volunteers to join us for a Year End Trailwork Party at Three Springs Trails on Friday, December 15, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come …

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Trailwork at Three Springs

Trails 2000 invites volunteers to Trailwork at Three Springs Trails on Thursday, December 7, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Trails …

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Year End Campaign: Give Now. Get Outside Today.

As the leaves fall and snow returns to the high country, Trails 2000 reflects on a successful trail season thanks to members, volunteers and all …

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Smokejumper’s Trailwork this Saturday

Trails 2000 invites volunteers to Trailwork on Smokejumper’s Trail on Saturday, November 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Come help build the new trail …

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New Trails to be Built in Durango

Approval received following in-depth analysis of Smokejumper’s Trail and Sugar to Skyline connect Trails 2000 will build two new trails—the Smokejumper’s Trail and a connect …

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For the Outdoor, Trail Enthusiast: Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving

Online store features unique, locally made products that support trails Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for the perfect holiday gift to give back this …

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Trailwork at Hidden Valley and Twin Buttes, Oct. 18-19

Trails 2000 invites volunteers to Trailwork at Hidden Valley Trail in Overend Mountain Park on Wednesday, October, 18, and at Twin Buttes Trails on Thursday, …

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Kids for ColoradoGives: Inspiring TrailKids to Give

New, kid-friendly website offers Durango’s youth a fun, safe way to experience the joy of giving The Trails 2000 TrailKids program touches the lives of …

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Stop ‘N Lop Trailwork on Colorado Trail, Oct. 11

Join Trails 2000 for Stop ’N Lop Trailwork on the lower Colorado Trail on Wednesday, October 11, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Crews will work …

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