Farmington Spotlight

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Safety Tips for River Trail Walking in Berg/Animas Park

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Safety Tips for River Trail Walking in Berg/Animas Park


Many people use Berg and Animas trails safely every day, but accidental injuries do happen, and a person who might decide to harm you could be anywhere. The City of Farmington would like to offer these safety tips to help you enjoy Berg and Animas river trail walking:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for wildlife, cyclist, and people. Don't wear headphones; they impair your ability to hear someone or something approaching you. Use marked, well traveled, authorized trails only.
  • Enjoy our trails and parklands with a friend. Or, if you are by yourself, avoid walking after dark or using remote trails.
  • Leave valuables at home. Don't make yourself an obvious target. If you must leave valuables in your vehicle while you are enjoying your picnic lunch or using the trails, hide them well before you arrive at the parking area.
  • Call for help. If you need assistance or encounter someone else needing assistance in the park, call 911. If you sense that an area may be unsafe for you, leave.
  • Stay hydrated! Take plenty of water to enjoy on the trails, wear a hat and sunglasses, and apply sunscreen when necessary.


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