Winter Sports

Choose from the following to find a site: Velocity Basin


San Juan Public Lands are popular for many winter activites, including Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort and Silverton Mountain, which operate under permit on National Forest lands. Many backcountry winter activities are also popular; however, visitors to the backcountry in winter should exercise caution. Check the Colorado Avalance Information Center website for current snow and weather conditions.  National Forest roads are not plowed for snow removal.

Winter Recreation Tips.

Columbine Ranger District Winter Trails map

Dolores Ranger District Winter Trails map

Pagosa Ranger District Winter Trails map

Coal Bank Snowshoe

Areas & Activities