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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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Beautiful

We drove through and went snowmobiling it is beautiful. I am looking forward to coming back in the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
KELLY P
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LIBERTY HILL
Gorgeous

We had a beautiful hike in the forest. The snow was like diamonds sparkling in the sun. Our little... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Sheri B
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La Vernia, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

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.

Thank KELLY P
Reviewed 30 December 2016 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!

1  Thank Sheri B
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.

Thank gsandgj
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...More

1  Thank TJ-277
Reviewed 19 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...More

1  Thank Danny E
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We drove Hyw 550 from Durango to Silverton which turned into a breathtaking views of the Rockies. We went during fall when the Aspens were in peak. It was not a hard drive that provided several pull offs that allowed for picture taking and pause...More

1  Thank wjmay
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Waterfall, wildlife, lakes, hiking and incredible scenery! This is a must do road trip with spectacular views.

Thank Carly1019
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It was beautiful to say the least being we went during the Fall Foliage time of the year. Everywhere we drove was beautiful with the changing leaves. We saw some dear and would love to come back to the area in the future.

1  Thank touch65
Reviewed 29 September 2016

driving thru this wonderland of scenery is beyond words.....we took a ton of pics and I'm sure they won't do what we could see any justice

1  Thank papasmurfTucson_AZ
Reviewed 28 September 2016

San Juan National Forest is gorgeous and very large. The Animas River runs through the mountains and is viewable from both Hwy 550 and the Durango-Silverton Train. Mountains are magnificent & worth the trip. We took some back roads up into the mountains. Just spectacular.

1  Thank Maggie K
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Jtorrens01
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
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mrsmisti
1 May 2017|
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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
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