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San Juan National Forest

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Address: 15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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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Beautiful

We first travelled thru by car and then took the train . There were amazing views at every turn. It is especially is beautiful in the fall with all the colors!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first travelled thru by car and then took the train . There were amazing views at every turn. It is especially is beautiful in the fall with all the colors!

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Gastonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The San Juan mountains and forest offer great views of the west. We enjoyed traveling through. At one overlook, a group of us watched a black bear eating berries on a slope for about 30 minutes. We were lucky to be at the right place at the right time.

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rode thru on the Durango - Silverton train. Such beautiful and clean nature - the air so crisp! We will be back to do some hikes here for sure!

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Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled through the forest first by car and then a couple days later by train, the two perspective where significant, each had its own unique sights to experience

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole area is just beautiful! I have many pictures and they all turned out great. We didn't see a lot of wildlife but that was probably due to the time of year.

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Thank Michelle M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove through San Juan National Forest. Beautiful. Spotted a few of natures creatures out and about. The river and the abundance of trees is breathtaking. Some of the Aspens were already turning lighting up the forest with color. Well worth the time to adventure through!

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Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came out to western Colorado to get my annual fix of beautiful fall colors. I drove down from Montrose, Co. through Telliride and down to Cortez then over to Durango. The mountains are alive with fall colors. Around ever bend and over every hill is more beauty to behold. I have been to northern Colorado mountains before but these... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven through here several times from Durango to Silverton or telluride and what a beautiful place. The views from coal bank pass and molas pass are amazing. As you come down molas pass the Silverton overlook is jaw droppingly beautiful. This last time through we got to do some hiking around Engineer mountain. What a way to spend... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled down here nearly every summer from Denver to four-wheel drive, then hike and backpack these glorious mountains before moving to Durango in 1991. The Rockies are spectacular, the Sierras are amazing, but, for me, there is nothing to compare to the San Juans with their steep sides covered with waterfalls and wildflowers. If you are unable to hike,... More 

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Tulsa OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be ready to take hundreds of pictures, because the views are all different and include everything from lakes, to mountains to crevasses, to natural castles on the tops of mountains.

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