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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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There for fall color

Plenty of aspen in the area to make this a colorful area to visit for fall colors. We experienced... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Juan scenic byway

We spent the day driving from Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Rideway Telluride etc. that looped... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bj M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
“great drive” (5 reviews)
15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of aspen in the area to make this a colorful area to visit for fall colors. We experienced blue sky and sunshine most of the time. But also a day when a front rolled in with sun shining on dark clouds and lightening rolling...More

Thank lookingback
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day driving from Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Rideway Telluride etc. that looped back to Durango. We had lunch in Ouray at a nice little spot on the Main Street. The scenery on the drive was very nice and it was...More

1  Thank Bj M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great family adventure awaits all who yearn for clean air and a noise free environment. Wonderful moments are sure to sprout up for families eager to get back to nature.

Thank dviloria
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

"Land of many uses" Beautiful area near Durango, Purgatory, Silverton, Ouray. Abundant 4x4 trails, hiking, many lakes, fishing in the natural beauty of the mountains

Thank Momissocoolio
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Was riding the DSNGRR, Takes you right through the Canyon, A wonderful Ride and Beautiful Scenery. Enjoy

Thank Calizona63
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Plan on giving yourself a little more time, some of the passes can be slow especially on weekends. Just slow down and enjoy the views. Lots of great places to pull over and look at this beautiful area, and the roads are well maintained. Definitely...More

Thank Lalique542
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Anything anywhere in Colorado has great beauty, and the San Juan National Forest is no exception. There are waterfalls, river rafting, and plenty of hiking trails for all ages.

Thank O1519XMmariac
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Whether by foot, on a mountain bike, or even by car, this is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. How can you rate a mountain? With this one, with five stars

Thank Clay E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

San Juan National Forest entrance in the southern part of town. The office is in the Durango Tech Center, and has access to trails, some that go into Overland Mountain Park and past the cemetery. Please please pack-in and pack-out, always! The forests are easily...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Best visited by stopping by the San Juan Public Lands Office in Durango to all the maps and information

Thank drysubmariner
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Questions & Answers
1 May 2017|
Response from KELittle | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend you take the loop, there are spots near Silverton and Ouray that do not have guardrails but we always take it slow! That time of year it's possible to have wintry weather but it's not likely so watch the... More
Sandy L
2 February 2017|
Response from wjmay | Reviewed this property |
The roads are wide enough for transfer trucks to travel. some have sharp curves but very manageable. you gradually climb and descend
Becky S
17 January 2017|
Response from Poodle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall either one. We were staying in condo north of Durango. There were people camping there.