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Lion's Den


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Animas River Trail
  3. Art Sculpture
  4. Natural Surface Trail
  5. Organic Park
  6. Parking
  7. Picnic Shelter
  8. Picnic Tables

The Lion's Den sits atop of a ridge with spectacular views overlooking Durango and the La Plata Mountains. There is a closed gate to the driveway that leads up to the Lion's Den shelter that can be unlocked with a park permit for its use. The shelter and a dirt parking lot sit on the apex of the 10.5 acres. Be sure to check out this popular location for family reunions, weddings, and receptions.

Additional Information


Individuals with limited mobility will require assistance to access the pavilion and restrooms. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (970) 375-7321 for more information and to discuss accessibility issues. There is some parking along road and limited parking above next to the shelter.

Picnic Tables: 

Lion's Den has four picnic tables that sit six people each. The tables are locked down, but can be unlocked for moving when a park permit is acquired. The park applicant is responsible for moving the tables back to their original places.

Aerial view of the Lion Den

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