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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Amazing!

We did this in the winter so it was a bit scary drive but the views are amazing! The twisty roads... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Winnybat
A wonderous adventure

Unless you're experienced and patient driving on snow packed roads, this drive is not recommended... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Gary O
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Edmond, 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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“beautiful drive” (13 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
“beautiful area” (14 reviews)
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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+1 970-247-4874
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"beautiful drive"
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"hiking trails"
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"beautiful area"
in 14 reviews
"great hiking"
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"vallecito lake"
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"the million dollar highway"
in 15 reviews
"pagosa springs"
in 11 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 19 reviews
"fall colors"
in 8 reviews
"take photos"
in 6 reviews
"animas river"
in 10 reviews
"hike"
in 41 reviews
"beauty"
in 30 reviews
"ridgeway"
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"turnouts"
in 5 reviews
"wildlife"
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We did this in the winter so it was a bit scary drive but the views are amazing! The twisty roads and gorgeous scenery make me wish we lived closer so could visit more often.

Thank Winnybat
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Unless you're experienced and patient driving on snow packed roads, this drive is not recommended. If you are, during snow storms its 150 miles from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs on Highway 84. 30 miles an hour on snow packed roads. FOUR hour drive. In...More

Thank Gary O
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Get yourself out of the huddle bussle and walk on trails in peace and quiet.... Lots of choices... Some near creeks that are great to hike especially if you have a dog . Some trails are for off road bikes as well as some horse...More

Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We drove through and went snowmobiling it is beautiful. I am looking forward to coming back in the summer to see the flowers and trees all bloomed out.

Thank KELLY P
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful hike in the forest. The snow was like diamonds sparkling in the sun. Our little guys got to see water flowing under a layer of ice. We will go again!

1  Thank Sheri B
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove almost the entire San Juan Scenic Byway. Breathtaking views with plenty of spots to pull over. Snow-capped mountains, aspen gold, abandoned mines. Just gorgeous.

Thank gsandgj
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Words can't describe the incredible views on Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton. We drove thru the San Juan Forest when many of the Aspens were still bright yellow which added to the already beautiful scenery. There are numerous scenic turn-offs that allow you to...More

1  Thank TJ-277
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We always pick a full day to enjoy every little aspect of this National Forest. Around ever little bend is a new adventure, a new scene or waterfall. One of the most enjoyable things I did was to find the perfect spot, away from the...More

1  Thank Danny E
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We drove Hyw 550 from Durango to Silverton which turned into a breathtaking views of the Rockies. We went during fall when the Aspens were in peak. It was not a hard drive that provided several pull offs that allowed for picture taking and pause...More

1  Thank wjmay
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Waterfall, wildlife, lakes, hiking and incredible scenery! This is a must do road trip with spectacular views.

Thank Carly1019
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Jtorrens01
30 October 2017|
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Response from MissouriUSAButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Yes you sure can We did not find out soon enough Wish we would have known You can take tbe train andraft half way they even issue wet suits We are planning on going back so we can do all we did not get to do Have Fun
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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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