Human chain marks Animas River Trail completion
Posted at: 09/27/2012 4:58 PM
| Updated at: 09/27/2012 7:08 PM
By: Liz Lastra, KOB Eyewitness News 4
With arms stretched and hands linked a human chain was formed along the completed Animas River Trail.
"Durango is such a wonderful community that events like this, they bring everyone together," resident Katie Cashette said.
The chain stretched all along the completed trail - approximately seven miles.
“The trails are really what bring everyone together," Cashette said. "They're a real connecter here in Durango."
Durango Mayor Doug Lyon said the project has taken 40 years to complete and links both sides of the city.
“It's inspiring - it's really great," he said. "Who would have thought that thousands of people would have come to hold hands on a trail to celebrate its completion."
Lyon called the trail 'unique.'
“It does not cross any roads - you can walk from one end of this trail to the other and never encounter a car," Lyon said.
Cashette, who is originally from New York, said she's never seen any thing like it before.
“People are here because of the quality of life and the beauty of the nature," she said.
But this isn't the end of the road for the trail, in fact, plans to continue the trail even further are already in the works.