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1,981 mi 3,188 km of trail 17 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 122 Trails Intermediate Trails 155 Trails Hard Trails 95 Trails
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Featured Hikes in San Juan National Forest - 14

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Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Extremely Difficult

Chicago Basin 14er Grand Slam

28.9 mi 46.5 km • Out and Back • 12,167 ft Ascent 3708.44 m Ascent

(4) Silverton, CO
Favorite The vastness of the Weminuche Wilderness is breathtaking!
Intermediate/Difficult

Highland Mary Lakes Loop

7.8 mi 12.5 km • Loop • 1,824 ft Ascent 555.88 m Ascent

(8) Silverton, CO
Favorite Dog tired at the end of a long day! He ate two suppers.
Extremely Difficult

Trinity and Silex Lake Route

34.4 mi 55.4 km • Loop • 9,059 ft Ascent 2761.26 m Ascent

(3) Silverton, CO
Favorite This is your reward after making your way through the first stretch of forest.
Intermediate

Crater Lake and North Twilight

14.3 mi 23.0 km • Loop • 3,232 ft Ascent 985.12 m Ascent

(10) Silverton, CO
Favorite Looking north from the pass to Rock Lake.
Intermediate/Difficult

Emerald Lake - Vallacito Creek Loop

36.9 mi 59.3 km • Point to Point • 5,018 ft Ascent 1529.62 m Ascent

(1) Bayfield, CO
Favorite Little Molas Lake from the Colorado Trail near Silverton
Difficult

Coalbank Pass to Molas Pass

21.7 mi 35.0 km • Point to Point • 3,656 ft Ascent 1114.39 m Ascent

(3) Silverton, CO
Favorite Sunrise from Windom Peak.
Extremely Difficult

Sunlight and Windom

18.9 mi 30.4 km • Loop • 6,235 ft Ascent 1900.45 m Ascent

(4) Silverton, CO
Favorite Hikers stroll into camp with Chicago Basin's Needle Mountains in the background. You wanna go here now, don't you?  Chicago Basin Trail
Extremely Difficult

Eolus Group

18.9 mi 30.5 km • Out and Back • 5,901 ft Ascent 1798.77 m Ascent

(3) Silverton, CO

Trails in San Juan National Forest - 355

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3.4 mi 5.5 km #1Ice Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.4 mi 5.5 km Silverton, CO 50 
3.3 mi 5.4 km #2Columbine Lake Trail #509
Intermediate/Difficult
Silverton, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.4 km Silverton, CO
23.2 mi 37.3 km #3Pine River Trail #523
Easy/Intermediate
Bayfield, CO
Easy/Intermediate
23.2 mi 37.3 km Bayfield, CO
23.8 mi 38.3 km #4CDT: South River Peak to Squaw Pass (CO Sec. 5)
Intermediate/Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
23.8 mi 38.3 km Pagosa Springs, CO
3.9 mi 6.3 km #5Haflin Creek Trail # 557
Extremely Difficult
Durango, CO
Extremely Difficult
3.9 mi 6.3 km Durango, CO
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Mt. Eolus
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Silverton, CO
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Sunlight Peak
Extremely Difficult
Silverton, CO
Extremely Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Silverton, CO
10.6 mi 17.1 km #8CDT: Weminuche Pass to Twin Lakes (CO Sec. 7)
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
10.6 mi 17.1 km Lake City, CO
8.7 mi 14.0 km #9Whitehead Trail #674
Easy/Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Easy/Intermediate
8.7 mi 14.0 km Silverton, CO
8.5 mi 13.6 km #10Devil Mountain #600
Difficult
Pagosa Springs, CO
Difficult
8.5 mi 13.6 km Pagosa Springs, CO
22.0 mi 35.4 km #11CT - Segment 28: Kennebec to Junction Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Rico, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
22.0 mi 35.4 km Rico, CO
7.3 mi 11.7 km #12Stevens Creek Trail #728
Difficult
Durango, CO
Difficult
7.3 mi 11.7 km Durango, CO
11.7 mi 18.9 km #13Weminuche Trail #592
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
11.7 mi 18.9 km Lake City, CO
3.0 mi 4.8 km #14Coal Creek Trail
Difficult
Silverton, CO
Difficult
3.0 mi 4.8 km Silverton, CO
4.0 mi 6.5 km #15Jones Creek Trail # 518
Intermediate/Difficult
Durango, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.0 mi 6.5 km Durango, CO
7.4 mi 12.0 km #16Lower Weminuche Trail #595
Easy/Intermediate
Pagosa Springs, CO
Easy/Intermediate
7.4 mi 12.0 km Pagosa Springs, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #17Graysill Creek Trail
Difficult
Rico, CO
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Rico, CO
4.8 mi 7.8 km #18Snowslide Trail #653
Intermediate/Difficult
Lake City, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.8 km Lake City, CO
0.8 mi 1.3 km #19Priest Cutoff #201
Difficult
Rico, CO
Difficult
0.8 mi 1.3 km Rico, CO
16.8 mi 27.1 km #20Needle/Johnson Creek Trail #504
Intermediate
Silverton, CO
Intermediate
16.8 mi 27.1 km Silverton, CO

Photos of San Juan National Forest - 179

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Dog tired at the end of a long day! He ate two suppers.
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
Ice Lake Vista taken from Island Lake Trail
May 12, 2018 near Silverton, CO
A climber works his way through the scree up to the top of Storm King.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
The large catwalk atop Storm King offers views of Silex in the background.
Jul 5, 2017 near Silverton, CO
The vastness of the Weminuche Wilderness is breathtaking!
Jul 17, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Sunrise from Windom Peak.
May 3, 2017 near Silverton, CO
Heading for our campsite by the pond after another long day.
Jul 30, 2016 near Silverton, CO
Descending Grant/Swamp Pass to Ice Lakes Basin. Island Lake, is below and Fuller Peak, Vermillion Peak and Golden Horn stand tall in the distance.
Jul 5, 2015 near Silverton, CO

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