Come and enjoy the natural splendor of the San Juan Mountains and your public lands!

The San Juan National Forest includes approximately 1.8 million acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service in Southwestern Colorado. 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:

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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.

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#Recreate Reponsibily guidelines offer a starting point for getting outside to keep yourself healthy and to maintain access to our public lands.

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Maps and Publications: Browse our maps or visit San Juan Mountains Association to purchase maps, guide books.

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Forest Road Conditions: Check on the conditions of your favorite mountain roads 



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Special Places: Find out more about San Juan National Forest's special places including:

  • Wilderness areas: Weminuche, Lizard Head, South San Juan and Hermosa Wilderness
  • Scenic byways: San Juan Skyway and Alpine Loop
  • Historic sites: Ghost towns, Acestral Puebloan sites, historic lookout towers


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Areas & Activities