San Juan National Forest, Durango

About San Juan National Forest, Durango

San Juan National Forest, Durango - Address

Address: Antonito, CO 81120, USA

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Time Required: 05:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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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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  • One of the best camping places we have visited for dry camping. Amazingly clean vaulted toilets and great sites with plenty of room. Loop C is the best. Beware, the sites on Loop C are smaller in pad length, but if you can back a trailer in you can do it. We were able to get a 33' bumper pull in. Great park hosts as well.

  • San Juan National Forest is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Lots of Tall Pines cool breezes nice weather streams Lakes if you want to go camping it's a perfect location. There are several camping areas for RVs and Tents in the San Juan. So if you're a camper this is a great place to explore.

  • Very pretty this time of year... to bad the bicyclists are taking over this part of the forest. And the forest service is closing all the roads and locking people out.. screw the forest service.. they've ruined the hunting completely and damaged the forest with their burns and digging and their gates...

  • Wolf Creek pass is unforgettable. Stop at viewpoint. Very beautiful part of Colorado. Stunning.

  • The San Juan River valley and Piedra River valley are full of beautiful scenery, especially the yellow aspens in mid-autumn. Natural hot springs, great hiking trails, and scenic overlooks are some of the highlights.

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