The annual Colorado Trail Days celebration will still be held this year, even as much of the outdoors space in La Plata County is closed to the public.
“The mountain landscape and outdoor recreation is why many of us have chosen to live here, so the fire is really heartbreaking, but that’s why I think Colorado Trail Days is so important this year,” said organizer Margaret Hedderman.
The third annual event will be held from June 29 to July 1 and will include clinics, educational events and parties.
Hedderman said Trail Days was inspired by Backcountry Experience’s “Tent City” demo event. The outdoor-recreation business wanted to expand the event to include more product demos and clinics.
The closures of the San Juan National Forest, Bureau of Land Management and other open space give even more reason to hold the event and celebrate the natural places around Durango, Hedderman said.
“It provides an opportunity for people who share a passion for the outdoors to come together and celebrate this incredible place that we call home,” she said.