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Gems in San Juan National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Views from Baker's Bridge.

Baker's Bridge

(1) Durango, CO

Recommended Routes in San Juan National Forest - 6

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Favorite Looking up at the Chicago Basin.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Chicago Basin 14er Grand Slam

28.9 mi 46.5 km 12,167' Up 3708.44 m Up 12,167' Down 3708.44 m Down

Silverton, CO
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Favorite Headed towards Mt. Wilson along the traverse at sunrise.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Wilson Group

13.9 mi 22.4 km 5,729' Up 1746.17 m Up 5,457' Down 1663.16 m Down

Rico, CO
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Favorite Looking up at the Chicago Basin.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Eolus Group

18.9 mi 30.5 km 5,901' Up 1798.77 m Up 5,901' Down 1798.77 m Down

Silverton, CO
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Favorite Birds's eye view nearing the Sunlight summit.
Very Difficult Very Difficult

Sunlight and Windom

18.9 mi 30.4 km 6,235' Up 1900.45 m Up 6,235' Down 1900.45 m Down

Silverton, CO
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Favorite Paintbrush in Mill Creek Basin.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Columbine Lake Out-and-Back

8.1 mi 13.1 km 1,588' Up 483.89 m Up 1,589' Down 484.44 m Down

Silverton, CO
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Favorite Ice Lake Vista taken from Island Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult

Ice Lake + Island Lake Hike

7.7 mi 12.3 km 2,770' Up 844.34 m Up 2,771' Down 844.54 m Down

Silverton, CO
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San Juan National Forest Hiking

  • 780 Miles 1,255 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 21 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 81 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 49 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in San Juan National Forest - 145

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Ice Lake Trail
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO 74 
21.2 mi 34.2 km #2Endlich Mesa Trail #534
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Mt. Eolus
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult Difficult
Silverton, CO
10.6 mi 17.1 km #4CDT: Weminuche Pass to Twin Lakes (CO Sec. 7)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
8.0 mi 12.9 km #5Lime Mesa Trail #676
Intermediate Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Silverton, CO
10.0 mi 16.1 km #6CDT: Twin Lakes to Beartown (CO Sec. 8)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
11.3 mi 18.1 km #7CT - Segment 26: Bolam Pass Road to Hotel Draw Road
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Quartz Lake Trail #568
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO
5.4 mi 8.7 km #9Cave Basin Trail #815
Intermediate Intermediate
Bayfield, CO
Intermediate Intermediate
Bayfield, CO
11.7 mi 18.9 km #10Weminuche Trail #592
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO

Photos of San Juan National Forest - 424

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Dog tired at the end of a long day! He ate two suppers.
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
Sunrise from Windom Peak.
May 3, 2017 near Silverton, CO
The large catwalk atop Storm King offers views of Silex in the background.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
A climber works his way through the scree up to the top of Storm King.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Ice Lake Vista taken from Island Lake Trail
May 12, 2018 near Silverton, CO
Views from Baker's Bridge.
Nov 3, 2023 near Durango, CO
Looking up at the Chicago Basin.
Feb 25, 2024 near Silverton, CO
Birds's eye view nearing the Sunlight summit.
Feb 25, 2024 near Silverton, CO
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