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“Gorgeous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Juan National Forest

San Juan National Forest
15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
970 247 4874
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Durango
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad.
Jersey Shore
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179 reviews 179 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Gorgeous views everywhere on route 550. Took it all of the way to Ouray (Million dollar highway) and was wowed at every turn. A little scary at times but well worth the trip.

Visited June 2014
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“What an amazing place we live in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I wish I could spend every weekend out in these woods. So many great hiking possibilities. Make sure you go early to avoid the afternoon storms.

Visited April 2014
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cliff Dwellings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There were no tours operating when we visited, but the park service does a wonderful job of giving you self guided instructions to walk and ride. We had wonderful views of the cliff dwellings without hiking out to them - although many folks did.

Visited March 2014
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Mancos
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“So much to do here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The San Juan National Forest has wonderful variety. You can be in the "low country" and enjoy the sagebrush/pinyon and juniper up head up to over 14000 peaks in the wilderness. The are great rivers, streams and lakes full of fish for fishing, rafting boating or just contemplating. Wildlife is varied and plentiful. The San Juan is not near any population center, so it is not overrun with people. It is easy to find solitude and you can spend all day and not see another person in some areas. Try that near Denver!

We love the trails and the back roads for sightseeing. The San Juan has a nice variety of user experiences from hiking, horse and biking non-motorized to motorized trail systems and jeep roads. There are many historical places to visit with a rich history of mining, ranching and skiing in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Durango, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Winter, Summer or Fall, the forest is always terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I've lived in Durango for 34 years and have hiked, skied ridden and climbed many of the great spots. For instance, we did a snowshoe hike just before Thanksgiving and had a real treat. The trees were like they had been commercially flocked. Last weekend we skied at Purgatory and it was terrific snow. There is a fee for skiing. Back in late September the colors were just starting and the waterfalls were great.

Visited November 2013
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