San Juan National Forest, Durango

San Juan National Forest - A Quick Overview


Address: Antonito, CO 81120, USA, Durango, United States

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About San Juan National Forest, Durango

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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San Juan National Forest, Durango Reviews

  • This was decorated as the north pole when we rode on the Polar Express in Durango. The kids loved it. Very charming!

  • Beautiful, but the forest rangers are like the Gestapo, rude and unfriendly. Be careful they will ascend on your camp like you're an escaped murderer for NO reason! Stayed there in September 2017

  • Beautiful forest. Great to drive around and pick places to stop and admire or to walk around and explore. I've been coming here every other year since I was young. I am so sad and very scared to see what it looks like now after the hurricane and the lack of assistance Puerto Rico has been given.

  • Spent the day at Andrews lake with a good buddy and are boys. Ice fishing. Good times. People where very friendly and respectful.

  • Fantastic scenery, fresh mountain air, wonderful hikes, and awesome photo opportunities abound. What's not to like? The only thing I could possibly complain about is how many cool trails there are to explore and hike and too little time to do it in.

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