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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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no words can describe the views

driving thru this wonderland of scenery is beyond words.....we took a ton of pics and I'm sure they won't do what we could see any justice

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

driving thru this wonderland of scenery is beyond words.....we took a ton of pics and I'm sure they won't do what we could see any justice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

San Juan National Forest is gorgeous and very large. The Animas River runs through the mountains and is viewable from both Hwy 550 and the Durango-Silverton Train. Mountains are magnificent & worth the trip. We took some back roads up into the mountains. Just spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a week at Pine Point campground in September 2016. The campground is located on the shores of Vallecito Reservoir which is 14 miles north of Bayfield Colorado and 22 miles NE of Durango Colorado. The sites are spacious and not closely situated to neighboring sites. Some sites have full lake views and others offer more seclusion. There aren't... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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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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