Skiers, go take a hike

Skiers, go take a hike

Lack of snow delays many seasonal trail closures
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Dennis Haley said he often hikes Animas City Mountain in the off season because his office is nearby. Shannon Borders, public-affairs specialist with the Southwest District of the Bureau of Land Management, said hikers can expect law enforcement to monitor closed trail spaces during the winter season, and they may be cited if caught trespassing.
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Janae Chochon, left, Chelsea Malinchak, center, and Jadrianne Lippman said they did not encounter any trail closures while hiking Animas City Mountain on Dec 1. Most closures occur based on snow depth, which in some seasons does not reach a level that requires closures until mid-February.
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Hikers had access to all of Animas City Mountain on Dec 1. Brian and Anne Higgins enjoy the warm, dry weather. While the upper portion of Animas City Mountain will close when there is enough snow, the lower portion will remain open throughout the season for hikers to enjoy.
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Trail closures

Grandview Ridge area



Closures in these areas are not yet in effect because of lack of snowfall. However, these areas are the ones that will be restricted when closures become necessary:



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