San Juan National Forest

Currently Open
  • Address: Antonito, CO 81120, USA, Durango, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Forest, View Point, Hiking Trail, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids, Adventure, Adventure Sport

San Juan National Forest - Review

Situated to the north of Durango is the San Juan National Forest, a lush green layer that spreads over mountains, peaks, river and lake sides. This forest is one of the top places for camping and hiking in Colorado. Besides this, you can head to this forest for cross-country skiing, rafting, horseback riding, biking, fishing, boating etc. The narrow-gauge railway line between Durango and Silverton runs through the middle of this forest. You can also take your vehicle for a drive on the scenic San Juan Skyway that will take you to the many villages surrounding this forest. For those with an adventurous streak, the Needles Mountains in the Weminuche Wilderness Area beckons.

San Juan National Forest Information

  • Make sure you take all the necessary precautions before entering the reserve. Listen to all the instructions provided by the activity guides.
  • Do not go wandering alone in the forest.

How To reach San Juan National Forest by Public Transport

  • You will have to hire a car to get here.

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TripHobo Highlights for San Juan National Forest

  • San Juan National Forest Address: Antonito, CO 81120, USA, Durango, United States
  • San Juan National Forest Timing: 24-hrs
  • San Juan National Forest Price: Free
  • Best time to visit San Juan National Forest(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit San Juan National Forest: 05:00 Hrs
  • San Juan National Forest is added 136 times in the itineraries created by TripHobo users
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Things to Know Before Visiting San Juan National Forest

  • 95% of people who visit Durango include San Juan National Forest in their plan

  • 75.77% of people start their San Juan National Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see San Juan National Forest

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Juan National Forest

People normally club together Million Dollar Highway and Pinkerton Hot Springs while planning their visit to San Juan National Forest.

People also prefer to start their day with San Juan National Forest.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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San Juan National Forest, Durango Reviews

  • Beautiful place. Only god can make something like this. Don't worry about your cell phone ringing, no coverage for miles. It was great. Felt like I was back in 1995. No phone. No worries!

  • We explored the Chimney Rock dwellings. Drive to the top or hike, but be warned the hike is on the road so it dusts up when cars go by. The views from the top are spectacular and the dwellings are well preserved and interesting. There are plenty of helpful guides and tours available.

  • We love our San Juan NF and all of the multiple uses is has. Today we took UHV across from Scotch Creek to Purgatory. Breathtaking views. It is simply beautiful and a must see.

  • Great hiking and natural settings to explore all over the forest. It is an excellent resource for getting outdoors for all types of activities and well taken care of so let's keep it that way!

  • You need years to explore this place! So many hidden trails and scenery. So beautiful. See hightechcamping on YouTube for videos on our adventures of this beautiful place.

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