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San Juan National Forest

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Address: 15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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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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Hesperius Pass

If you take state route 124 you will end up at Hesperius Pass. The drive is breath taking. You will need four wheel drive to get to the top of the pass. The round trip took 4... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

If you take state route 124 you will end up at Hesperius Pass. The drive is breath taking. You will need four wheel drive to get to the top of the pass. The round trip took 4 hours with time to eat and stop to take pictures

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Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A wonderful part of the world with lots of options for hiking and camping. There are busy or quitter trails depending on what you want plus step or easy....so much to chose from :-)

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great scenery: rocks, trees, and streams. It was great to see a national forest not being denuded by logging activities; we only witnessed one log truck during our entire day's visit.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We drove the 265 mile loop of the San Juan Skyway that transits the San Juan National Forest. The Skyway takes you from Durango, through Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Dolores and a few other small towns before looping back to Durango. If it is a clear day it is well worth the drive. The drive provides for a panoramic view down... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Not terribly recommended, around Durango anyway. Also rather high end loaded, there maybe a 1000 routes around Durango but there's not much below 5.10. I went to X-Rock, Fume Wall and Golf Wall. The few routes under 5.10 there were somewhat polished making them much harder than the headings suggested. Plus the broken off holds in what was some of... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Beautiful forested area with many campsites and great facilities for all kinds of activities. Easily accessible with parking available in many areas.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

the sights are breath-taking - you will not be disappointed and you will probably want to come back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the San Juan National Forest at different Locations. Hiked at Valecito Lake and noted there are camping spots there and several campers taking advantage of the spots. There were clean, fresh smelling pit toilets in mutiple locations. San Juan National Forest offers trails for all different levels of skill.

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

There is so much to do in the Durango, CO area, and that includes the San Juan National Forest. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is the place to be. The SJNF offers mountain hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting (late spring and summer), snowshoeing and skiing, camping and general exploring in some of the most beautiful mountain areas in the... More 

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you and your family have not traveled the roads through the San Juan National Forest, you have missed some of the most spectacular scenery in America! We were lucky enough to see the mountains this time still dressed in their sparkling winter white, while the temperature in the valleys remained on the 60's and 70's. While their is construction... More 

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