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17 Mar 2012

Horse Gulch trailhead to get facelift

Posted by Adam Howell

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Cleaning up the trailheads of Horse Gulch and Dalla Mountain Park is a goal of the Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board for 2012 in Durango.

Horse Gulch trailhead is fairly primitive and undeveloped, yet functional.

At their meeting on Monday, Durango’s Natural Lands, Trails and Sustainability Director Kevin Hall provided it as one of 15 goals for the board to undertake this year.

“Making sure the drainage works well, some base course grading, maybe some boulder placement,” Hall said. “If you remember, we budgeted for some degree of trailhead improvements a year ago. We didn’t quite get to them. We’ll look at the range of natural setting improvements. That was something the board supported a number of months ago—to look at taking that approach rather than a formal, hard-scaped trailhead.”

Bathroom installation was not mentioned as a possible addition to the trailhead.

In other business at the meeting, though, was a copy of a proposal by the Lasso Tobacco Coalition of the San Juan Basin Health Department to prohibit smoking on city parks and open space lands.

Read the story about the boards’ discontent with this proposal HERE.

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