Wilderness Areas and Forests

Durango, Colorado is a great destination for nature lovers, with plenty of wilderness areas and forests to explore. The San Juan National Forest is the largest forest in the area and encompasses over 1.8 million acres of scenic beauty. Within its boundaries, you’ll find some of the region’s most spectacular mountains.

The Weminuche Wilderness is another popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, encompassing over 500,000 acres of wild terrain. This area features rugged mountains and deep valleys, along with stunning alpine lakes and streams that are great for backpacking and hiking.