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San Juan National Forest

15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
+1 970-247-4874
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An AMAZING drive

We drove the highway from Durango to Sliverton and then on to Ouray - what a drive! The views are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Derek S
The Loop

It is always a great trip to ride the loop. See all of the cities along the way, Durango... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cyndi B
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
“great drive” (5 reviews)
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15 Burnett Ct, Durango, CO 81301-3647
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We drove the highway from Durango to Sliverton and then on to Ouray - what a drive! The views are amazing. The San Juan National Forest is beautiful. Some white-knuckle driving for sure (being a Florida flat-lander) but well worth it. There are some amazing...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is always a great trip to ride the loop. See all of the cities along the way, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Cortez, Mancos!

Thank Cyndi B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drive from Ouray to Durango on Route 550 aka The Million Dollar Highway through theses mountains and loved every minute. There are plenty of pull over spots and we took advantage of each one to take photos and listen to the sounds of trickling...More

1  Thank ntalbot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best way to see this place is on a Motorcycle because you not only get the sights You also get all the smells of the woods Trees and Plants Riding thru here Made me fall in Love with Colorado Early mornings are a bit chilly...More

1  Thank MissouriUSAButterfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go hike or fish, it is a pristine quite soul refurbishing repite! Even as the chill of winter heads in, it is a beautiful place to enjoy.

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views and the art work of God within the Forest is amazing. We were able to drive back and forth - this way and that way - never seeing the same view. The wild flowers, while small seemed to be sparkles of color throughout...More

Thank genetate1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply some of the best hiking in the prettiest mountains. We loved the weather, the surroundings, the river, the views.. all was spectacular

Thank catepra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving by motorcycles through this beautiful National Forest! Great hiking and can't beat the views.

Thank lisarT2467SK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled by car through most of the forest. It is beautiful at every turn. We took the mild and wild keep tour for half a day. The sites on the keep tour and the guide were exceptional. Great beautiful place to visit.

Thank 2015grandma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive this route on a motorbike and you will love it, Any of the main roads that leave Durango are lovely (lucky if you live there)

Thank HarleyMatt
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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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Sandy L
2 February 2017|
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Response from wjmay | Reviewed this property |
The roads are wide enough for transfer trucks to travel. some have sharp curves but very manageable. you gradually climb and descend
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Becky S
17 January 2017|
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Response from Poodle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall either one. We were staying in condo north of Durango. There were people camping there.
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