Recreation


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Come and enjoy the natural splendor of the San Juan Mountains and your public lands! The stunning scenery ranges from high desert mesas and canyons to high alpine peaks and meadows. Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, horseback riding and camping.

Resources to help you plan your next adventure

#RecreateResponsibly: A starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our public lands.

Be Outdoor Safe: Now, more than ever, our favorite outdoor spaces are playing an important role in our lives. Together we can continue to keep these safe places safe and protect the lands we love.

  • Outfitters and Guides

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    Check out our current permitted outfitters and guides, offering tours from fly fishing to horseback riding to packing out your game and so much more!

  • Forest Road Conditions

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    Check out conditions and estimated opening and closing dates of your favorite mountain roads.

  • Campground Information

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    View a list of all campgrounds per district with open/closed status, fees, services provided, reservation availability and max spur length.

San Juan National Forest Visitor Interactive Map

Recreation Areas