San Juan National Forest

Description:

The San Juan National Forest includes approximately 1.8 million acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service in Southwestern Colorado. The scenery ranges from high desert mesas and canyons to high alpine peaks and meadows. The area features a National Forest scenic byway, the San Juan Skyway and a Bureau of Land Management 4WD scenic byway, Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway.Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, horseback riding, and camping. Come and enjoy the natural splendor of the San Juan Mountains and your public lands!The San Juan National Forest shares management of three designated Wilderness areas:  the Weminuche Wilderness, The Lizard Head Wilderness and the South San Juan Wilderness.  For more information visit our Wilderness page.To order maps and guide books, or for information on educational and volunteer programs, please visit the San Juan Mountains Association website at  www.sjma.org.Use the sidebar menus, on the left or right, to find information on a specific area or activity.

Directions:

Phone:

Email:

mwinkworth@fs.fed.us

Address:

, CO

Activities:

Biking Camping Hiking Horseback Riding Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Winter Sports Wildlife Viewing Horse Camping

Organization:

FS - USDA Forest Service

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