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. This is a special full moon hike because the blue moon takes place when there are two full moons during a single month.
||Friday, July 31
||Birket Trailhead (part of Dalla Mountain System)
||FREE for members, $10 for non-members,
||Andrea Owens, 970-769-9377
||call 769-1800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay and register online
From main street, head west on 25th street. It turns into Junction Street. Pass the Four Corners Health Care Facility on your left, then turn right on Birket Street. Street ends at trailhead.
This trail is part of Dalla Mountain Park, also known as Sailing Hawks, and sits just on the western edge of Animas Mountain and is a spectacular trail for hiking, biking and rock climbing. You will find yourself amidst giant Ponderosa Pine trees and enormous rocks that are very popular for bouldering. The entire area has an "enchanted" feel to it and the hike is easy enough for just about anyone to enjoy.
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