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San Juan National Forest

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Address: 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970 247 4874
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks...
Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad.
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Vallecito Creek Trail

Backpacked the Vallecito Creek trail up to Hunchback Pass. Spent one night at the campground at the trail head near Vallecito Resevoir. 4 nights on the trail! Can't wait to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Granbury, Texas
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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Backpacked the Vallecito Creek trail up to Hunchback Pass. Spent one night at the campground at the trail head near Vallecito Resevoir. 4 nights on the trail! Can't wait to go back & try other trails that connect.

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a lovely forest...mostly conifers...low brush....but really a nifty place to check out. Will be hiking there next year.

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Brazil, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

So many sights to see. The mountians are so beautiful and picture perfect. It is a trip I will never forget and the pictures we took tell it all.

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MANCHACA
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Absoultely beautiful. Great for motorcycle riding. Nice twists and turns with easy turnouts and vistas for picture taking.

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yucaipa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful drive, well worth the visit. We enjoyed the scenery of the SJM while on our way to Lake Vallecito. Very serene and woody. Saw cows grazing along the roadside. Fun little roadside restaurants to accommodate ur hunger. We stopped at Vida Pura. Great little cafe right on the lake with outdoor seating and quirky atmosphere and friendly service.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Many wonderful, high altitude hikes with prolific displays of wildflowers in summer and spectacular views.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Truly a beautiful relaxing place to spend time. So many things to do. Rafting, hiking, zip lines, camping and horse back riding. The scenery is breathtaking and the rangers are all friendly and helpful. Look out for the wild life, they can be very dangerous.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited just before the big Gold Mine spill of orange sludge. Incredibly scenic range that reaches peaks in excess of 13,000 feet (even in July, the wind made it very cold up top -- dress appropriately).

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Ridgeley, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

JUST BEAUTIFUL!! Colorado is truly a gorgeous state and the San Juan National Forest proves that! I couldn't stop taking pictures of all the beauty!

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Fremont, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

In the fall there are no words to describe the colors of the folage. To take full advantage oof the colors takea ride to Silverton or Telluride. It is well worth the drive. Sometimes it snows.

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