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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Beautiful to drive through

We really enjoyed this National Forest's scenery and unspoiled feel of the mountains/trees. It's... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
fbglove
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Fredericksburg, Texas
La Plata Canyon

Gorgeous! Can drive about 7-8 miles on a dirt road with all-wheel drive, but to continue need 4... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
mets1953
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Golden, Colorado
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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%
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We really enjoyed this National Forest's scenery and unspoiled feel of the mountains/trees. It's well worth the drive... take the view turnouts for photo opportunities.

2  Thank fbglove
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Gorgeous! Can drive about 7-8 miles on a dirt road with all-wheel drive, but to continue need 4 wheel drive because the road gets fairly rocky.

Thank mets1953
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Great place to spend some time. We stayed in a cabin that was near the national forest. It was beautiful and nice waking up to the mountains.

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed in Durango and drove our car up to Silverton, then on to Ouray and Telluride. The ride was absolutely breathtaking and views were spectacular. The roads were very good to drive on, Each of the towns were unique in their own way and...More

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is beautiful. Spectacular sites everywhere, around every turn. We saw so many deer and elk, and even some marmots. Just wonderful.

Thank ashleyhum
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Took us 3 hours to hike the trail around Chris Park campground and Havilland Lake via the Miners Trace Trail. The trail was a little strenuous for my 12 year old and for myself, but was well worth it. We explored a limestone cave, found...More

1  Thank ChrisTarpley
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the Durango area for 4 days and intended to hike the Engineer Mountain Trail (a poplar hike in the area) but by the time we arrived, there was no parking at the main lot or the overflow lot (lots are located near...More

1  Thank Mellisa H
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were in a rented "cabin". I use this term loosely as the cabin was larger than our house and was filled with all you could ever want! It abutted the San Juan National Forest. This forest is so large! And it is just breathtaking...More

1  Thank nonnie413
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

As frequent campers, we see many, many campsites throughout the state. San Juan National Forest offers the best in camping. Highly recommended for de-stress and getting back to nature. A must for anyone.

1  Thank Pennygey
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Left Durango and drove up to the ski lodge then continued to Silverton and just loved it. Great views and lots to see. Would be great in the Fall as the Aspens turn.

Thank Smiley314
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mrsmisti
1 May 2017|
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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
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Sandy L
2 February 2017|
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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
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Becky S
17 January 2017|
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Response from Poodle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall either one. We were staying in condo north of Durango. There were people camping there.
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