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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
970 247 4874
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge... more » Owner description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I visited San Juan park via horse back and enjoyed our views over seeing at lookouts of Mt. Spud say it got its name as it looks like a potatoe (not sure about that, lol) . Great views valleys and river crossings.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Enjoyed driving around and enjoying the great scenery. Live in Houston, Texas, so everything seemed clean and enjoyable.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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166 reviews 166 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

For a person from the southwest the mountains are a summer necessity for mental health. If you do no more than drive and look at the beauty you will return relaxed. Find a spot to get out and enjoy the cool clean air.

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Foshan, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The drive from Durango to Telluride over Molas Pass and the Red Dog is awesome! The beautiful Colorado Blue Spruce, Aspen, creeks and the fresh blue sky is so refreshing! Take your time and definitely stop on top at Molas Pass, just unbelievable!

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't miss the drive on US 550 over Red Mountain Pass otherwise known as The Million Dollar Highway. It's quite the adventure and many photo opportunities.

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Smithfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Drove from Durango to Silverton through the San Juan national forest. What a beautiful, scenic ride. So many photo opportunities!!!! So much you can do in beautiful America and this is one of them.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took our ATV to a turn off just north of Cascade Village and rode Old Lime Creek Road up a mountain, down to a creek, and then up a mountain to the end. It was perfect for an ATV or Jeep, but would be too rough for a car. We were out about 3 hours with a few stops... More

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Madison Heights
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Words and photos can not describe it. You have to experience it for yourself. You realy need moore time to do the hole loop.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This a a very rugged and beautiful part of Colorado. Too many people overlook Southwestern Colorado. It is a hidden gem. Camped for free at Lower Hermosa camp ground, it is a few mile drive up a gravel road into the mountains 10 min. North of Durango. Nice place to camp. They have places for tents, popups, and horses. The... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Don't miss that cruise! Buena Vista get a new meaning whilst driving from Durango to Ouray and/or back! Ensure you have enough space left in your cameras memory - you will need it!

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