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San Juan National Forest, Durango

#1 of 17 in Parks in Durango
Forest · National Park
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 Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • I visited the San Juan National Forest via a car ride between Durango & Silverton and it was as beautiful as it was refreshing despite the cold. There are several pullouts along the way to enable...  more »
  • this is a very scenic hyway to take, was beatiful. there are pull offs to stop and take pictures or to stop and take a break  more »
  • 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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