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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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Completed the Colorado Trail

Great high country, small lakes, fields of Indian Paint Brush, cataracts, and switchbacks, my gosh there was climbing and switchbacks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great high country, small lakes, fields of Indian Paint Brush, cataracts, and switchbacks, my gosh there was climbing and switchbacks.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful forest. I have spent time all over the interior west and have seen a lot of forests. This one is very cool, with sharp mountain peaks, many species of pine, fir, and spruce, as well as western scrub-jays, mountain bluebirds, etc., with a lot of rivers and creeks to support wildlife. Lots of history too!

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Shelbyville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Some resident herds move around. To see great Bulls snow must bring them down from the higher elevations.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nice views and very clean.First time to see the range in the winter....snow capped mountains were beautiful. Sorry for the lace of snow this year but all in all a very beautiful place.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Peaceful and serene. Particularly beautiful when the aspen leaves turn a golden yellow. Great place to hike.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Colorado has some of the Nation's most spectacular scenic drives, but none is more spectacular than what I will call the "Grand Loop," a 200-mile drive that connects Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Ridgeway to Telluride to Delores and back to Durango. A word to "timid" drivers: The Loop is not scary. It is beautifully engineered and poses very... More 

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Clinton, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had the opportunity to see some beautiful parts of this National forest both on the Durango/Silverton railroad and by driving north east of Pagosa Springs to Treasure Falls. This was a bit of a drive from Durango but it was well worth it. We were lucky enough to be there in the fall and the colors were fantastic. Do... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Some 230 miles and a full day, but wow! We diid this with some snow on the roads and some clouds hiding peaks. This is a gem of a drive. An 8am start, 30 min. in Silverton, an hour in Ouray(16 degrees!), and lunch in Telluride returning on the San Juan Skyway. America is beautiful!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went snowmobiling with snowmobile adventures at the ski area. It was an amazing trip, and the San Juan National Forest is unreal.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Super hiking trails around the area of Durango and the National Forest. Lot of interesting places to view. Sometime wild life can be spotted.

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