Districts

The San Juan National Forest includes a Supervisor's Office at the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango and three district offices in Bayfield, Pagosa Springs and Dolores, Colorado.  To learn more about each district, please select their link below.

Columbine OfficeColumbine Ranger District
Matt Janowiak District Ranger
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

Dolores OfficeDolores Ranger District
Derek Padilla District Ranger
The 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.

Pagosa OfficePagosa Ranger District
Kevin Khung District Ranger
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.

San Juan Public Lands Center San Juan National Forest Supervisor's Office - San Juan Public Lands Center
Kara Chadwick Forest Supervisor
Our Visitor Center sells books, maps and gifts, and offers free handouts from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Our helpful Visitor Information Specialists can help you with everything from purchasing a firewood permit to learning about your backcountry destination. Staff of the San Juan National Forest and BLM Tres Rios Field Office have offices in the building.