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“Winter, Summer or Fall, the forest is always terrific”

San Juan National Forest
Ranked #2 of 71 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.
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Winter, Summer or Fall, the forest is always terrific”
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
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“It rains in the rain forest!! Who knew??”
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
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Natures Playground”
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
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful sights”
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
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just beautiful”
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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