San Juan Skyway
National Forest: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests, San Juan National Forest
Length: 233.0 mi / 375.0 km
Time to Allow: Five hours to drive or one-two days to experience the byway
Travel the "road to the sky" which offers views from the towering 14,000-foot San Juan Mountains to rolling hillsides speckled with ancient Indian pueblo ruins. Victorian towns offer both excitement and relaxation. Soak in hot springs, ride the narrow-gauge railroad, and sleep under the stars or in a cozy lodge.
With its sharp switchbacks, steep inclines, and world-class views, the San Juan Skyway is a road biker’s paradise from the early days of summer until the last autumn leaves fall. Pedal your way atop sheer cliffs with cascading waterfalls, rolling hills bursting with vibrant wildflowers, and steep mountain passes on this difficult yet rewarding route.
For skiers all across the nation, the Rocky Mountains are seen as a haven for downhill skiing, and no place is better to enjoy the thrill of the slopes than Colorado’s San Juan Skyway. Join in the adventure at the Telluride and Durango resorts in the San Juan National Forest and create your own adrenaline-fueled memories of this exciting byway.
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3-Day Trip: San Juan Skyway Must See Tour
This tour begins in the desert mesa region surrounding Mesa Verde and quickly climbs through high mountain forests to visit the Victorian mining...