THE ICONIC SAN JUANS
4LOW Offroad Magazine|December/January 2021
With a mining history dating back to 1860, the San Juan mountain range in Southwestern Colorado has been a destination for adventurers for years.
Mike Boyle

While peak mining activity has come and gone, the roads established over time have created a network of backcountry trails through some of the most scenic mountain passes and valleys Colorado has to offer.

There is plenty to see and do with over 12,000 square miles of terrain and 100 mountain peaks above 13,000 ft. While the trails’ difficulty level varies from mild dirt roads to moderately technical trails, most of the passes zig-zag and wind their way up cuts made directly into the side of the mountains forcing drivers to maintain laser focus on vehicle placement and trail conditions.

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