Folks have long enjoyed the beautiful ponderosa pine forests and sublime overlooks of Animas Mountain. For Durango, it is the quintessential backyard stash. This gently tilted mesa, composed of multiple sandstone formations, rises to an elevation of 8,161 feet above sea level, nearly a 1,500-foot vertical jaunt from town. Hikers, bikers, climbers and horseback riders are just a few of the folks who come to Animas City Mountain for a stellar piece of the Durango outdoors, now available in a user-friendly snow-free format.

Angelina Skowronski and her pup, Emmy Lou, head up the Animas
Loop Trail. Mike DAnna soaks in the hard-earned view from the summit
overlook on the Animas Mountain Trail. A showy male grouse blends into the branches of a ponderosa
pine. The trail map beckons users at the 32nd St. trailhead

 

In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation