San Juan National Forest

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

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 Travel Tips

  • 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

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

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  • San Juan National Forest Address: Antonito, CO 81120, USA, Durango, United States
  • San Juan National Forest Timing: 24-hrs
  • 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
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  • 26.48% of people who visit Durango include San Juan National Forest in their plan

  • 63.16% 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

San Juan National Forest Reviews & Ratings

  • Very well preserved ancient ruins. The little museum is nice and the film informative. The ruin tour is on a smooth paved path and probably about a 1/2 mile or less long.

  • It was a free campground i read about, and it was perfect! A little rocky of a road but nothing you cant handle if you go slow and are careful. Spaces were more than adequate for our class C, and they were pretty nicely spread apart too! So it felt private :) gorgeous scenery and trees all around, with occasional deer and bear

  • Beautiful! That is about all one can say. The geography of the mountains in this part of Colorado is mesmerizing. Getting a little crowded with side by sides and quite dusty, but I'll deal with it for the scenery.

  • Rented off road razor and explored everywhere possible. A unbelievable day for sights,old mines and ghost towns to Crystal clear lakes. I am back as soon as I can.

  • Beautiful, scenic views. If you love the outdoors then there's plenty of outdoor activities to do with the family. Hiking, riding horses, swimming, water rafting!

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San juan national forest
  • where can I obtain listing ofNat. Forest camp sites N.E. of pagasoa springs ?

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    • I think if you contact any of the tourist information centers in Pagosa Springs, you will get the listing easily. 

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