Full Moon Hikes
July 31 (Blue Moon)
Join DNS in a dusky exploration of natural history, nocturnal animals, local landforms, winter adaptations, and facinating moon facts and legends.
||Tuesday, June 2
||7:30 - 9:30
||FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
||John Duwe, 970-769-6482
||call 769-1800, or email email@example.com
Pay and register online
Just 15 minutes from Durango and amazing view: Heading north on Main toward Purgatory, take a left on 25th street, go past the Miller Midle School. 25th turns into Junction Street, then becomes County Road 204 at the Junction of Co Rd 204/203. 204 turns to dirt and will take you to the Overlook, which is on your right
The Animas Overlook Trail is a short, very pleasurable trail that tells of the diverse forces that shaped this corner of the state. Nine interpretive signposts along this wheelchair-accessible path provide the kind of geological, ecological, and historical information that normally requires paging through several guidebooks. This recently completed trail is a cooperative project initiated by the area’s Business and Professional Women. It was designed and developed by members of the San Juan Forest Service and completed by a crew of developmentally disabled adults from Durango. This forest trail is rich with signs of wildlife and a great way to see the entire valley and the wilderness area beyond.
USGS Map: Durango East
Starting Elevation: 7,154’
Ending Elevation: 7,154’
What to Bring and Additional Info:
. Please bring water, snacks, hiking shoes, layers of clothes, walking poles (if you want)
. Optional is a
we won't need).
Dress warmly. Temperatures will drop as the night
If we cancel due to weather, we will try to let everyone
know by noon that day.
Please bring a check or exact cash - $10 if you are a
. Should you need to cancel, please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list.
About ten months out of the year, Durango Nature Studies takes groups of 10-15 people on two-hour full moon hikes at various locations throughout the area. A trained naturalist leads these hikes and participants learn about the local flora and fauna, current happenings in the natural world, nighttime senses and astronomy events.
Full moon hikes are not an exercise in fitness. Instead, they a chance to slow down and notice the cooling, quieting world around us. Hikes are geared to the slowest member of the group, and are generally led with no specific destination in mind, other than a good place to view the rising moon. They are recommended to those of moderate fitness level or above. Families are welcome, but please remember that this may not be the best hike for children younger than age 9 (though only a parent knows how far their child can hike without becoming bored or exhausted).
No dogs allowed.
For more information, email
Sally or call us at 970-769-1800