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Dalla Mountain Park


  1. Bouldering/Climbing
  2. Multi-Use, Non-Motorized Trail
  3. Natural Surface Trail
  4. Open Space
  5. Parking

Dalla Mountain Park is unique because of its rock formations. It has one of the highest concentrations of rock climbing and bouldering opportunities of any city in Colorado. Looping trails provide great hiking and technical mountain biking as well. Tall ponderosa pines are mixed into the pinyon juniper forest, providing intermittent shade. 

Nearly 5 miles of trails connect seamlessly to trails located on the adjacent, BLM-managed Animas City Mountain for over 20 miles of trails. Animas City Mountain is closed seasonally from December 1st to April 15th to protect important wildlife habitat. Trails in Dalla Mountain Park and at the base of the Animas City Mountain remain open year-round. The City of Durango leash law is in effect at Dalla Mountain Park.

  • Acreage: 177.8
  • Trails: 5 miles (connecting to 15+ miles on adjacent BLM land)
  • Trailheads: 3 trailheads provide direct access into Dalla Mountain Park (2 additional trailheads at adjacent lands provide connectivity)
  • Parking: Primary parking lot located at 3234 Junction Street is gravel with dog bag dispenser and trash can
  • Day Use Area:
    • Closed to Camping
    • Closed to Smoking, Campfires, or Fireworks
    • Closed to Motorized Vehicles (Including E-Bikes)
    • Closed to Hunting and Discharge of a Weapon

Organized groups and special events may apply for a park permit for Dalla Mountain Park.

Dalla Mountain Park was acquired by the City with generous support of community residents and a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) in 2005 from the Jake Dalla family. The creation of this mountain park, second after Overend Mountain Park, helped inspire Durango's 2005 Parks and Recreation sales tax.

The City partners with La Plata Open Space Conservancy to preserve this land with a conservation easement, Durango Trails to build and maintain the trail system, and the Durango Climbers Coalition to steward the bouldering sites.

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