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“Winter, Summer or Fall, the forest is always terrific” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of San Juan National Forest

San Juan National Forest
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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127 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Winter, Summer or Fall, the forest is always terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I've lived in Durango for 34 years and have hiked, skied ridden and climbed many of the great spots. For instance, we did a snowshoe hike just before Thanksgiving and had a real treat. The trees were like they had been commercially flocked. Last weekend we skied at Purgatory and it was terrific snow. There is a fee for skiing. Back in late September the colors were just starting and the waterfalls were great.

Visited November 2013
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Clifton Park, New York
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139 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“It rains in the rain forest!! Who knew??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Had never been in a real rain forest before and had no idea there was one in the National Parks system. I took a tour from our cruise ship and really enjoyed it. Word of warning though - take rain gear with you!! Facilities were pretty, natural, and clean. Lots of buses but no real crowds that I saw. Other people on our cruise did the hike and loved it. Might try that next time.

Visited November 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Natures Playground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had a blast driving through the park and stopping at various points of interest. If you're in the area, dedicate a day to playing in the San Juan National Forest.

Visited September 2013
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Durango, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful sights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

this is a peaceful way to see Colorado.
also some great hiking trails.. just make sure you are prepared for hi altitude and take water with you!

Visited October 2013
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Dallas Tx
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We took the train through the San Juan Nat'l Forest. Beautiful..full of lakes, a river runs the length of it, and waterfalls.

Visited October 2013
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