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Address: 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
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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So Much to do in the San Juan National Forest

The San Juan National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado and contains such spectacular scenery that parts of it are called the Switzerland of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The San Juan National Forest covers 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado and contains such spectacular scenery that parts of it are called the Switzerland of the Rockies. With the interesting historic mining towns, camping, hiking, back country trails, hot springs, waterfalls and much more, you could spend weeks exploring this National Forest. An easy way the... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Breathtaking Scenery. Drove the San Juan Skyway on Saturday 7/16/16. Pack a lunch and eat along the roadside. There are many roads accessible with your private car or 2wd pickup.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drove the "Million Dollar Highway from Durango, Colorado . very beautiful scenery. loved every mile of the trip. Well worth the time it took to travel the road.

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through a large stretch of this on our way to Durango from Colorado Springs. What else can I say, except that it was the most scenic drive of our entire road trip....absolutely stunning!

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible views between quaint, charming towns, but don't try it unless you are an excellent driver and have nerves of steel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled and stopped along the way in Ludington Vallecito lake. Great views and easy places to pull off for walking and hiking excursions.

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New Haven, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just sent a week in two towns around the SJNF so much to do hiking and jeeping was our thing. The most amazing trails out there. The million dollar highway is worth a drive in its self. A lot of history out there, Ute Indian tribe, miners, railroad men, and the settlers of the early years.

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Thank 65sherri
Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several days in this area. The scenery is majestic. Lots to do here, jeeping, river rafting, panning for gold, fishing, riding the train, camping...

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Saint Augustine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another fantastic place in the National Park Service. Keep your eyes open for wildlife. The scenery is beautiful.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the SJNF with our motorcycles and then the next day took the train up to Silverton and bus back to Durango and it was GREAT!! The scenery was never ending!

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