Wilderness areas


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One of our nation's greatest treasures is the National Wilderness Preservation System established by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Wildernesses are lands designated by Congress to be protected and preserved in their natural condition, without permanent improvements or habitation.

Please follow regulations associated with Wilderness areas and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.

San Juan National Forest Wildernesses:

San Juan National Forest Special Management Areas:

Wilderness Ranger Intern/Volunteer Program

At a Glance

Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Water: Treat all non-potable water before consuming.
Operated By: Forest Service



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