Helpful Links



  • State Wildlife Activity License Requirement
    • Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced that an  outdoor activity license will now be required for entry into state Wildlife areas effective July 2020.  One must now have some sort of outdoor license, such as a fishing or hunting license, in order to enter these areas, which in La Plata County includes the Perrins Wildlife Area, Haviland Lake, Pretorius Reservoir, and the Smelter Mountain trail behind Bodo Park.  In Montezuma County it includes Summitt, Narraquinnep and Joe Moore Reservoirs and Delores River State Wildlife Area.  Near Pagosa Springs it includes the Williams Creek Wildlife Area and Echo Canyon.The cheapest way to meet this requirement is to buy a fishing license, which for residents runs about $42 for our more youthful members, or $11.47 for seniors (65+).  The fine for non-compliance $139.50.  See the other link below for details on the various licenses that meet the requirement.  Any Colorado fishing or hunting license also serves as a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card.
    • The Durango Herald Article
    • Fishing licenses are the cheapest option
  • “Earthline: The American West” – Debra Van Winegarden’s hiking and climbing guide
  • San Juan National Forest Trails
  • Durango Trails (nèe Trails 2000) trail conditions
  • Colorado Trail Explorer (downloadable trail maps)