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San Juan National Forest

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Address: 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301
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+1 970-247-4874
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Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic...

Wilderness area consisting of forested mountains, 14,000-foot peaks, scenic roads, geological formations, prehistoric communities and a narrow-gauge railroad.

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Always fun to go into the National Forest

We are local to Durango and go into the San Juan Mountains at least once a month, often more than once a week.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Top 3 miles has been banned from 4 wheeler traffic because the Forest Dept. will not maintain Road so they just closed it. At nearly 60 years old, I will never be able to share the lookout with my grandchildren or their children. The funds alloted for road improvements in this forest all ends up in Park County to the... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are local to Durango and go into the San Juan Mountains at least once a month, often more than once a week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this in the winter so it was a bit scary drive but the views are amazing! The twisty roads and gorgeous scenery make me wish we lived closer so could visit more often.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you're experienced and patient driving on snow packed roads, this drive is not recommended. If you are, during snow storms its 150 miles from Santa Fe to Pagosa Springs on Highway 84. 30 miles an hour on snow packed roads. FOUR hour drive. In dry conditions a beautiful 3 hour drive.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get yourself out of the huddle bussle and walk on trails in peace and quiet.... Lots of choices... Some near creeks that are great to hike especially if you have a dog . Some trails are for off road bikes as well as some horse trails... Variety of awesome views the higher up you climb.

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LIBERTY HILL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through and went snowmobiling it is beautiful. I am looking forward to coming back in the summer to see the flowers and trees all bloomed out.

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La Vernia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful hike in the forest. The snow was like diamonds sparkling in the sun. Our little guys got to see water flowing under a layer of ice. We will go again!

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We drove almost the entire San Juan Scenic Byway. Breathtaking views with plenty of spots to pull over. Snow-capped mountains, aspen gold, abandoned mines. Just gorgeous.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Words can't describe the incredible views on Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton. We drove thru the San Juan Forest when many of the Aspens were still bright yellow which added to the already beautiful scenery. There are numerous scenic turn-offs that allow you to stop, take photos and take in the awesomeness of it all. Truly worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We always pick a full day to enjoy every little aspect of this National Forest. Around ever little bend is a new adventure, a new scene or waterfall. One of the most enjoyable things I did was to find the perfect spot, away from the noise of the crowd, just sit down and become one with nature that surrounds you.... More 

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