Recreation

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

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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. Intereseted in using your drone? Make sure you are following the Drone Use Rules.

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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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San Juan National Forest Special Places: Find out more about our multiple wilderness areas, scenic byways (San Juan Skyway, Alpine Loop) and historic sites (ghost towns, ancestral Puebloan sites, historic lookout towers)

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Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/sanjuan/recreation