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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Gotta love the San Juans

San Juan National Forest entrance in the southern part of town. The office is in the Durango Tech... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura C
Durango, Colorado, United States
San Juan Forest diverse paradise

Best visited by stopping by the San Juan Public Lands Office in Durango to all the maps and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durango, Colorado
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Reviewed 1 week ago

San Juan National Forest entrance in the southern part of town. The office is in the Durango Tech Center, and has access to trails, some that go into Overland Mountain Park and past the cemetery. Please please pack-in and pack-out, always! The forests are easily...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best visited by stopping by the San Juan Public Lands Office in Durango to all the maps and information

Thank drysubmariner
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Silverton was amazing. Early May, before the tourist season, made for no traffic on the highways. It was easy to get off and on to the highway from turnoffs. There were many wonderful opportunities to photograpy the beauty of the area.

Thank Richard-Martha
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are "Vintage Hikers." In our mid-70's we do not cover the number of miles we once did but we are still good for a day hike. The San Juan National Forest offered us many good choices for pleasant strolls. If you...More

Thank tenntraveller70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough of the beauty and serenity of the forest. I used to live near Vallecito Lake and less than a mile from the Natl Forest entrance and the area will always be a gem to me.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive. It Takes a while but it offered wonderful sights. The road is good with lots of curves as expected. We spent no time in the tourist tons of Silverton, Ouray and Ridgeway. Take your time and enjoy it; pull over often to let...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access to variety of locations for hiking and camping available. Area around Vallecito Lake has multiple camp sites.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked in the San Juan Forest using the Lower Hermosa Creek Trail and really enjoyed the views, there were minimal people on the trail, and flowers were popping out.

Thank LisaYE2017
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We drove through this forest and stayed for a short while whilst in CO. What can i say apart from absolutely outstanding vistas. There are numerous walks and trails to follow and there are things available for all the family to enjoy. There are so...More

Thank Glen C
Reviewed April 11, 2017

If you like hiking and having the availability of lots of varied terrain then you would enjoy the forest trails in the area. You can find trails that are perfect for the entire family or mountain bike a challenge or climb rock formations.

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My family and I are spending the night in or near Durango with a half to full day to spend there before heading Mesa Verde National Park in early October. What are the most beautiful must see spots in San Juan National Forest? We have considered taking the entire skyway loop counter clockwise through Ouway and back down to Mesa Verde but I'm a little scared after reading reviews of how dangerous parts of the drive are. We are also considering the train, but I need advise for what we should do to get the most of our time for that day if we drive ourselves. What are the top scenic spots that we absolutely shouldn't miss, particularly those that are close to Durango?
April 30, 2017|
Response from KELittle | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend you take the loop, there are spots near Silverton and Ouray that do not have guardrails but we always take it slow! That time of year it's possible to have wintry weather but it's not likely so watch the... More
Sandy L
When visiting San Juan National Forest - are the roads narrow, winding and high up? My husband will be driving and he is not a fan of those type of roads!
February 1, 2017|
Response from wjmay | Reviewed this property |
The roads are wide enough for transfer trucks to travel. some have sharp curves but very manageable. you gradually climb and descend
Becky S
Is the a lodge or cabins?
January 17, 2017|
Response from Poodle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall either one. We were staying in condo north of Durango. There were people camping there.