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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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Many great hiking trails and activities available

This is a beautiful part of the world and we spent 10 days exploring all over, from hiking to fishing to horseback riding. I highly recommend visiting this part of Colorado.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paul T
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Andover, Minnesota
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Andover, Minnesota
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful part of the world and we spent 10 days exploring all over, from hiking to fishing to horseback riding. I highly recommend visiting this part of Colorado.

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Bellaire, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently went on IceLake hike, I didn't finish but my daughter did and said it was incredible. The hike takes much longer than sign at the foot makes you think. Her tracker showed over 10 miles round trip which is even more than online Trail maps show. It took more like 3.5 hours up and she came down very fast... More 

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Steubenville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made 2 trips to the San Juan forest. My son in law and myself hiked about a mile and a half along the ridge. The views were spectacular. We watched hawks as they soared on the thermals. We were able to rest on the rocks and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. If you happen to hike at the right... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this National Forest's scenery and unspoiled feel of the mountains/trees. It's well worth the drive... take the view turnouts for photo opportunities.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous! Can drive about 7-8 miles on a dirt road with all-wheel drive, but to continue need 4 wheel drive because the road gets fairly rocky.

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Thank mets1953
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Great place to spend some time. We stayed in a cabin that was near the national forest. It was beautiful and nice waking up to the mountains.

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Thank Carrie F
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Durango and drove our car up to Silverton, then on to Ouray and Telluride. The ride was absolutely breathtaking and views were spectacular. The roads were very good to drive on, Each of the towns were unique in their own way and we spent time in each one, walking up and down the streets to visit the... More 

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Thank Linda J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. Spectacular sites everywhere, around every turn. We saw so many deer and elk, and even some marmots. Just wonderful.

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Thank ashleyhum
Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took us 3 hours to hike the trail around Chris Park campground and Havilland Lake via the Miners Trace Trail. The trail was a little strenuous for my 12 year old and for myself, but was well worth it. We explored a limestone cave, found evidence of an old mine and a beautiful waterfall. There is an option for horseback... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the Durango area for 4 days and intended to hike the Engineer Mountain Trail (a poplar hike in the area) but by the time we arrived, there was no parking at the main lot or the overflow lot (lots are located near Coal Bank Pass, I believe). We were told by the parking lot attendant that you... More 

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