Emerald Lake in Winter

San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. Terrain ranges from high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, with thousands of miles of back roads and hundreds of miles of trails to explore. These federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The Forest Supervisor's Office is located in the San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.

Know Before You Go...

Graphic: Yellow triangle with exclamation pointAfter a tremendous amount of snowfall over the winter months, high levels of water runoff continue to impact roads and trails.

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