San Juan Skyway is a 230.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Durango, CO that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Beautiful drive from desert to forested mountaintops. Destinations and activities unlimited along the drive.
If you ever travel to Durango, Colorado, remember to travel the San Juan Skyway. Although an experienced driver must complete this (curves and elevation changes), the views are outstanding within the Durango-Silverton stretch of the road. In spring the waterfalls and flowers blooming is a true masterpiece. Although in summer the views are amazing, traffic is usually backed up or slow. Fall is the most spectacular season with the fall colors even turning aspen trees bright red making the trees appear like they are on fire. Sadly the road is most the time closed in winter due to heavy snow or avalanches. Every time a relative comes down to Durango, I recommend this trip more than most the activities in Durango.
This is a beautiful drive through Western Colorado high country. I especially loved Telluride.
A lengthly tour of the San Juan mountains. Places include: Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Ridgeway, Telluride,Delores, and Mesa Verde NP. Awesome scenery.