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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Beautiful Forest with gorgeous Alpine trees

We had a lovely afternoon at this National Forest. There are so many beautiful Alpine trees. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Sue L
Simply magnificient

Some of the best scenery and roadways ever. The mountains, vegetation, and wildlife make you glad... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
M Richard M
Livermore, Colorado
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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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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had a lovely afternoon at this National Forest. There are so many beautiful Alpine trees. Lovely walks. We took lots of photos.

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Some of the best scenery and roadways ever. The mountains, vegetation, and wildlife make you glad to be an American living here.

1  Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My first return to Colorado as an adult- we loved every minute. We were surprised how close many attractions are, you don't have to go far to see a lot.

Thank D D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Clean and always felt safe. Camped for 4 days and 3 nights at the camp site where we took our son years ago. He took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend on this trip. Very fond memories.

Thank tommyhJ8415SK
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Drove through the San Juan National forest during our tour of Colorado. Loved the views of mountains, canyons, and flowing rivers/streams (living in Tucson I seldom see water flowing in our streams/rivers). Very relaxing drive.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went with the family hiking, looking at different mountain passes( Coal pass) and other. Several different locations had hot springs. Nice trails for hiking that were not too strenuous, but easy to see waterfalls, lakes etc. Great get away location

Thank PG1969March
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We decided to drive from Durango to Ouray so my son and husband could take pictures along the way. We were in constant awe of the beauty of that drive. We hiked the Box Canyon trail. That was very impressive. We took the higher trail...More

Thank on-th-go-mama
Reviewed 29 August 2017

There are photo shoots from every twist and turn in the road! We saw it from the Train from Durango to Silverton and also traveling down the highway! Stunning stunning views! My most favorite part of the trip! Breathtaking!

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The views we had of the forest and the mountains were absolutely stunning. Many photo ops and with the Aspens with fall leaf colors made it even better.

Thank dhns2014
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The hike up from the Coal Bank Pass trail parking to Engineer Basin made for a great outing with friends visiting from out of state. The wildflowers weren't in peak bloom but there were plenty to take in. The trail is relatively easy though steep...More

Thank Scott S
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30 October 2017|
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Response from MissouriUSAButterfly | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Yes you sure can We did not find out soon enough Wish we would have known You can take tbe train andraft half way they even issue wet suits We are planning on going back so we can do all we did not get to do Have Fun
1 May 2017|
Response from KELittle | Reviewed this property |
I highly recommend you take the loop, there are spots near Silverton and Ouray that do not have guardrails but we always take it slow! That time of year it's possible to have wintry weather but it's not likely so watch the... More