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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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Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic...

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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The Greatest....

The greatest place in the world.... thanks to Saint John whos name it bears! Beautiful animals, trees, and rocks, and more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Colin B

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The greatest place in the world.... thanks to Saint John whos name it bears! Beautiful animals, trees, and rocks, and more!

Thank Colin B
Manhattan Beach, California
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the seasoned Colorado resident who was driving was scared to drive this road in the winter. After we went to the falls it got even scarier because we were sliding around hairpin curves. We figured there had to be a better reason to die that day so we crawled carefully back down through Ouray.

1 Thank Maddiesmelody
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited last weeked on New year, the national forest was complete WHITE OUT! It There were breathtaking scenic views that its worth the drive.

Thank koolvishal
Durango, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Tread lightly take only photos, leave only good will and good thoughts, pack out all your trash please.

Thank 2526Vet
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful Forest more or Less 20 minutes by car from durango downtown. There are lost of trail for trekking or running. When I was there some days ago there was only a little of snow. Do not miss a walk to the electra lake, not far from the Forest.

Thank Monica B
Wilder, Idaho
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140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Was driving through the area...Had been admiring the San Juans...took a side trip up and into the mountains...Beautiful...stopped and had a bit to eat..very relaxing...wish I had more time

1 Thank Onionguy
Northern Ontario
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158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We drove through this Forest on our San Juan Skyway drive . The Forest is gorgeous , has trails for hiking , and some really pretty scenery to enjoy . A lovely spot and a good stop on our route .

Thank dodi534
Joplin, Missouri
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I can honestly say if I could choose to live anywhere, it would be near the amazing San Juans. The camping in this national forest is excellent! Beautiful, varied campgrounds. Amazing hiking and biking opportunities, and even a train ride opportunity to see the beauty (Durango Narrow Gage Rail). Best thing is this forest is never crowded like some of... More 

Thank Landlubber07
Coaldale, Colorado
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99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Weminuche Wilderness is the largest so-protected are in the country. Stereotypically spectacular in any season, but worth a road trip for mid-September colors.

Thank Mark R
League City, Texas
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our 5th trip to Colorado. We have driven thru and did minimal hiking at several trails we passed along the way. Nothing more beautiful and inspiring than to see this area in the different seasons. We missed most of the changing of the leaves by about three weeks so we're planning another trip next year a little earlier.

Thank Diane B

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