Districts

The San Juan National Forest includes three districts: Dolores, Columbine and Pagosa Ranger Districts.

 

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Columbine Ranger District

Spud Lake Autumn

The Columbine Ranger District manages 691,310 acres of the San Juan National Forest in La Plata and San Juan counties, Colorado. The District stretches from the Piedra River west to the La Plata Mountains and north from the boundary of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation to Red Mountain Pass. It is a backcountry District, with about 323,625 acres of Wilderness, and the largest non-Wilderness roadless area in Colorado – the Hermosa Roadless Area. 

District Ranger: James Simino

Visitor Information: Stan Sparks, stanley.sparks@usda.gov

Columbine Ranger District Office: Location and Hours

Dolores Ranger District

McPhee ReservoirThe Dolores Ranger District manages 597,373 acres of the San Juan National Forest in Dolores, Montezuma and San Miguel counties, Colorado. The District stretches west of the La Plata Mountains and north to Lizard Head Pass. Its employees are co-located at the Dolores Public Lands Office with the BLM Tres Rios Field Office.

District Ranger: Derek Padilla

Visitor Information: James Heller, james.heller@usda.gov

Dolores Ranger District Office: Location and Hours

Pagosa Ranger District

Williams Reservoir

The Pagosa Ranger District manages 585,770 acres of the San Juan National Forest in Archuleta, Mineral, Hinsdale, Conejos and Rio Grande counties, Colorado. The District stretches east of the Piedra River to Wolf Creek Pass, and north from the boundary of the Southern Ute Indian Reservation to the Continental Divide.

District Ranger: Josh Peck

Visitor Informationsm.fs.PagosaRD@usda.gov

Pagosa Ranger District Office: Location and Hours



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