The Bureau of Land Management closes the Grandview Ridge and Animas City Mountain areas and the City of Durango closes Twin Buttes open space for public access in the winter time for deer and elk wildlife protection.
The closed areas include Sale Barn and Big Canyon trailheads off U.S. Highway 160, South Rim trail, Telegraph trail, Sidewinder trail, the trails on BLM lands accessed from the Carbon Junction trail, the trails on in the upper portion of Animas City Mountain and trails in Twin Buttes.
All usually reopen April 1, depending on snow conditions.
Visitors should be aware that special orders regarding many uses and activities may be in effect on the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service Regional orders should also be reviewed as some activities are prohibited on a Regional level. Click on the heading to view current special orders.