San Juan National Forest

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San Juan National Forest

Address:15 Burnett Ct
Durango, CO 81301

Size: 2,500,000 acres.
Location:Southwestern Colorado. Accessible by US 160 and 550. Nearby cities/towns include Cortez, Durango, and Pagosa Springs.
Facilities:39 campgrounds, 8 group camps, dispersed camping, picnic grounds, boat ramps, trails, lookout towers, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, water-skiing, hiking, mountain biking, OHV riding, horseback riding, mountain climbing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Chimney Rock Archeological Area, landmarked by a prominent spire atop a high mesa and featuring thousand-year-old dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people; Treasure Falls, a 105-foot drop of Fall Creek; three large reservoirs: McPhee, Lemon, and Vallecita; six wilderness areas; Durango Mountain Resort. Nearby are Canyon of the Ancients National Monument (on Bureau of Land Management lands) and Mesa Verde National Park (see entry in national parks section).

See other parks in Colorado.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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According to an aerial survey, the 416 Fire had burned about 9,000 acres by early Saturday. The cause of the fire, which started June 1 in the San Juan National Forest, has not been determined, reported ( Las Vegas review journal.
The train travels about 45 miles from Durango to Silverton, following the Animas River through the remote wilderness of the 2-million-acre San Juan National Forest. The views from the train range from beautiful to awesome.
Eight years after the first restoration project on the San Juan National Forest, the bid price for the trees is up and so is the number of bidders.
If you're looking for challenging physical pursuits, you can raft the Animas River, hike the Colorado Trail, or mountain-bike through San Juan National Forest. Jeep tours, horseback rides, and rides on a narrow-gauge steam train offer other ways of touring the region.
- Little Sand Fire (San Juan National Forest) has blackened 11,988 acres.
Showing the vital link between healthy forests and healthy communities was the goal of AMERICAN FORESTS' recent two-day media field tour in Colorado's San Juan National Forest. The tour, attended by a handful of reporters from around the country, drew upon the significant advances being made to restore forests in ways that will help prevent damaging wildfires.
Half-day snowcat sightseeing tours in San Juan National Forest near the ski area run $20.
The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership in southwest Colorado is a coalition of county, college, and San Juan National Forest officials who are developing a market for small-diameter timber.

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