San Juan National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

San Juan National Forest Image Gallery

Activities

BIKING, CAMPING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, HORSE CAMPING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

Colorado Campgrounds

MCPHEE RECREATION COMPLEX

WEST FORK CAMPGROUND

EAST FORK CAMPGROUND

BLANCO RIVER GROUP CAMPGROUND

JUNCTION CREEK CAMPGROUND

TRANSFER GROUP CAMPGROUND

WILLIAMS CREEK CAMPGROUND

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

Colorado Hiking Trails

Buckles Lake Trailhead

Coal Creek Trailhead

First Fork Trailhead

Fish Creek Trailhead

Fourmile Trailhead

Jackson Mountain Trailhead

Leche Creek Trailhead

Opal Lake Trailhead

Piedra Falls Trailhead

Pine River Trailhead

Poison Park Trailhead

Sand Creek Trailhead

Sheep Creek Trailhead

Turkey Springs Trailhead

Related Link(s)

More Colorado Recreation Areas

San Juan National Forest

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 scenery ranges from high desert mesas and canyons to high alpine peaks and meadows. The area features a National Forest scenic byway, the San Juan Skyway and a Bureau of Land Management 4WD scenic byway, Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, horseback riding, and camping. Come and enjoy the natural splendor of the San Juan Mountains and your public lands!

The San Juan National Forest shares management of three designated Wilderness areas:  the Weminuche Wilderness, The Lizard Head Wilderness and the South San Juan Wilderness.  For more information visit our Wilderness page.

To order maps and guide books, or for information on educational and volunteer programs, please visit the San Juan Mountains Association website at  www.sjma.org.

Use the sidebar menus, on the left or right, to find information on a specific area or activity.

 

The San Juan National Forest has released a draft Recreation Site Analysis and Plan of Work for public review and feedback.
Recreation Site Analysis Page