Its that special time of year again, when wildlife biologists have determined that big-game herds have packed up and moved on to greener, and higher, pastures. In their place, citizens of Durango are free to frolic in one of their favorite backyard stashes, Animas City Mountain. Heres a look at the weekend opener, marking the unofficial start to the spring trail season.

Animas City Mountain, once again offering fine views of the
valley and beyond Local runner CJ McNeely takes a lap on the hill. Allen Riling enjoys one of the many fine bouldering
opportunities available on Animas Mountain Matt Turgeon presses onward. Off on another afternoon jog up Animas notoriously punishing yet
addictive climb.


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January 26, 2024
Paper chase

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January 11, 2024
High and dry

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