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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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AMAZING!

Absolutely beautiful! The mountains are gorgeous! The wildlife is everywhere! We have been many times to this area and we will go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful! The mountains are gorgeous! The wildlife is everywhere! We have been many times to this area and we will go back.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great views and vistas of the Forest. We were driving through and stopped at the many scenic views and loved our drive.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful hikes along Vallecito Creek, Pine River, and Lake Eileen... Quiet, gorgeous and not overly traveled :)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing!! Beautiful!! Peaceful!! Driving and hiking in the different parts of the NF just something I can't explain. It's why I've decide that I need to move from Atlanta Georgia to either Pagosa Springs or Durango CO!! I've been going since 10-2013

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Oklahoma
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356 reviews 356 reviews
123 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

From the age of eight I have traveled through San Juan National Forest, or maybe it was before it became a National Forest, I'm not sure. However it has always been one of my favorite places to travel through at a leisurely pace, soaking in the peace, beauty, and songs of the pines.

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Oracle, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We love off roading in our Jeep and there are so many trails. This year there was a lot of snow and some of the passes had not been cleared. What we could see was spectacular. We travel to Durango twice a year, once in early summer and in September/October for the turning of the Aspens.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The train is a very good trip as we like Durango a lot as it is a real nice town of 16,000 with lots of restaurants and shops

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had the good fortune of riding horseback in the San Juan National Forest and I can tell you, what a ride. You will find interesting things everywhere. A great place to visit to leave the hustle of city life behind and enjoy nature at its' bet.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love it all. The summer air is cooler than the arid places in the 4 corners. the views of the 14,000 foot peaks are spectacular.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My family and I have hiked many miles of trails in the San Juan National Forest. It's uniquely beautiful and the views can't be beat. Spud Lake and Engineer's Plateau are two of our favorite hikes. The road to Spud Lake is always horrible (bumpy) but it's worth it when you get to the lake and see the mountain views.

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Address: Address: 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
Phone Number: 970 247 4874
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango

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