San Juan National Forest, Durango

4.9
#1 of 18 in Parks in Durango
Explore a woodland with lots of historic mining towns, hiking trails, and waterfalls at San Juan National Forest. Venture into the woods for exciting walks and discover hot springs, pretty scenery, and wild trails. The forest offers perfect locations to camp on hot summer days, with plenty of shade and camping grounds with picnic spots. Campground staff members keep an eye out for visitors' safety, as well as keeping the toilet facilities clean. However, the lack of rubbish disposal facilities means that you need to take your trash away with you. Hire a guide and go on the hunt for wild mushrooms in the forest, with several varieties in abundance. Plan my Durango trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The San Juan National Forest, alone or when combined with the Rio Grand National Forest (to the northeast) and the Uncompahgre (to the northwest), cover a lot of the San Juan Mountain range: very high...  more »
  • The drive from Durango to Ouray and beyond is on the highway that takes you into the San Juan National Forest. This drive is breathtaking and is a must when your visiting in this area!  more »
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  • It was a free campground i read about, and it was perfect! A little rocky of a road but nothing you cant handle if you go slow and are careful. Spaces were more than adequate for our class C, and they were pretty nicely spread apart too! So it felt private :) gorgeous scenery and trees all around, with occasional deer and bear
  • Stayed off country road 193 off highway 160. Did some free dispersed camping with my wife, daughter, cat and 4 kittens. Beautiful area, refreshing, relaxing and serene. Love the free national forest camping.
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