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                                  SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

                         SW Colorado & Northern New Mexico

                     "The San Juan Mountains - are Considered to be the Largest

                                  Single District Mountain System in the US”

Links: ~ San Juan Mountain Divisions  ~ La Garita Mountains ~ La Garita Caldera ~ La Plata Mountains ~

Needle Mountains ~Tusas Mountains ~ Wilderness Areas: ~ La Garita Wilderness ~  Lizard Head Wilderness ~

Mt. Sneffles Wilderness ~ Southern San Juan Wilderness ~ Uncompahgre Wilderness ~ Weminuche Wilderness ~ 

National Forests: ~ Carson National Forest ~ Gunnison National Forest ~ Rio Grande National Forest ~

San Juan National Forest ~ Uncompahgre National Forest ~                                                     

4 Corners Mountains has three parts, This Page the "San Juan Mountains" and the "4 Corners Mountains"

& the "Sangre de Cristo Mountains" -

SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ~ Mountain Passes, Latir Peak Wilderness, Pecos Wilderness, Spanish Peaks,

Valle Vidal, Wheeler Peak Wilderness, Carson National Forest, Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Rio Grande National Forest ~

4 CORNERS MOUNTAINS: Abajo Mts., Black Mesa AZ, Black Mesa NM, Carrizon Mts.,  Chuska Mts.,

Dark Canyon Primitive Area, Defiance Plateau, Hopi Buttes, Hopi Mesas, La Sal Mts., Lukachukai Mts.,

Navajo Mountain, San Francisco Mts., San Mateo Mts., Zuni Mts.

Sleeping Ute Mountain Link to: UTE MOUNTAIN UTE ~            ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

          San Juan Range – Text – Photos – Links – Summit Post Site –

                   http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/171122/san-juan-range.html

          San Juan Mountains – Text – Images – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_Mountains

          San Juan Mountains, Craters, Sinkholes, Colorado & San Juan Rivers –

               Photos – Geology by Light Plane Site -

                   http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~maher/air/air04.htm

          4X4 Adventures in the San Juan Mountains – MAP – Links – Narrow Gauge Site –

                   http://www.narrowgauge.org/4x4/html/4X4.html

          All San Juan Mountain Peaks 13,000 ft and above – List – 14ers Site –

                   http://www.14ers.com/ranges_sj.html

          Colorado Wilderness MAP – Colorado Wilderness Site -

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/map.html

          San Juan Mountains Geological MAP – Sangres Site –

                  http://www.sangres.com/mountains/sanjuansmap.htm

          San Juan Mountains Association –

                   http://www.sjma.org/

Link to:  San Juan Mountain National Forests

 ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                         SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN DIVISIONS 

                             Peakbagger Sites showing Statistics

Link to: ~ La Garita Mountains ~ La Plata Mountains ~ Southern San Juan Mountains ~

Tusas Mountains ~

          San Juan Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=1467

          San Miguel Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14670

          West-Central San Juan Mountains – http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14671

          North-Central San Juan Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14672

          La Plata Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14673

          Needle Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14674

          East-Central San Juan Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14675

          La Garita Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14676

          Southern San Juan Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14677

          Tusas Mountains - http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=14678

 ~ San Juan Mountain Divisions ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                            LA GARITA CALDERA

           In the Northeast San Juan Mountains including the Creede Area

 

          The Geological History of Pagosa Springs “The Mother of all Volcanoes” –

               by Larry Larson – Four Corners Excursions – Pagosa CO Site –

                     http://pagosasprings.com/geological-history-of-pagosa-springs/

          “Creede sits in the La Garita Caldera” – Photos – Sangres Site –

                   http://sangres.com/colorado/mineral/creede.htm

            La Garita Caldera – Text – Photo – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Garita_Caldera

Link to:  Rio Grande National Forest

~ LA GARITA CALDERA ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                                    LA GARITA MOUNTAINS

                                  Eastern San Juan Mountains

 

          La Garita Mountains – Text – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Garita_Mountains

          John Charles Freemont “Ill Fated Journey” in the La Garita Mountains 1848-49 – Text –

               Trail Descriptions – GORP Site -

                   http://away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_forest/co/see_riog.htm

Link: Rio Grande National Forest

 ~ La Garita Mountains ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

  

                                     LA PLATA MOUNTAINS 

        The Mountains north of Hesperus CO, on US 160, 11 miles east of Durango CO   

                          In the Southwestern part San Juan National Forest

 

          La Plata Mountains – (an arm of the San Juan Mountains) Text – Images – Links –

                Summit Post Site -

                   http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/253128/la-plata-mountains-colorado.html

          La Plata Mountains & Bridge Timber Mountain CO – Historical Geology – Durango Bill Site –

                   http://www.durangobill.com/LaPlata.html

          “Sacred Mountains as Geographical Markers” – La Plata Mountains Northern Boundary –

              Univ. of Virginia American Studies Site –

                   http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA97/dinetah/geo.html

          La Plata Mountains – Photo – Remote-site Site –

                   http://www.remote-site.com/laplata_mtns.html

          La Plata Mountains – Cumberland Basin Photo – Ft. Lewis College Site –

                   http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/images/P001/P00150103Page.htm

          Mt. Hesperus in the La Plata Mountains – Navajo Mythology – Lapahie Site –

                   http://www.lapahie.com/Mount_Hesperus.cfm

          Hesperus Peak – Photos –

                   http://members.tripod.com/thssite/shel2/hesp.html

          Winter Trails of the Dolores Ranger District – MAP - US FS Site –

                    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5262490.pdf

          “Loose in the La Platas” – Mountain Biking – GORP Sits –

                  http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-mesa-verde-national-park-mountain-biking-durango-cortez-sidwcmdev_056484.html

Link to:  San Juan National Forest

~ La Plata Mountains ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                                          NEEDLE MOUNTAINS

                                                 North of Durango CO

 

          West Needle Mountains – Photo – Summit Post Site –

                   http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=73250

          Needle Mountains – Text – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_Mountains

          Wandering in the Weminuche CO – Photos, including Needle Mountain– Jack Brauer Site –

                   http://www.widerange.org/gallery/weminuche-backpacking-loop/

         A Brief Geological History of the Precambrian Rocks of the Needle Mountains SW CO by

              Jack Barker – Text and Geological Sketch – NM Geological PDF Site -

                   http://nmgs.nmt.edu/publications/guidebooks/downloads/19/19_p0148_p0149.pdf

 

Link:  San Juan National Forest

 ~ Needle Mountains ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                                TUSAS MOUNTAINS 

                   Eastern Rio Arriba County Northern New Mexico

 

          The Tusas Mountains of Northern New Mexico – Photos – Sangres Site –

                  http://www.sangres.com/newmexico/national-forests/carson/brazos.htm

          Brazos Cliffs of the Tusas Mountains – Photos – Sangres Site –

                   http://www.sangres.com/forest/brazoscliffs.htm

          Tony Marquez Trail #41 – Text – US FS Site –

                   http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/recreation/trails/trail-descriptions/trail_tony_marquez.shtml

Link to: Carson National Forest

~ Tusas Mountains ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                         SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS - WILDERNESS AREAS 

Links:  ~ La Garita Wilderness ~ Lizard Head Wilderness ~ Mt. Sneffels Wilderness ~

Southern San Juan Wilderness ~ Uncompahgre Wilderness ~ Weminuche Wilderness ~

                                                                                     ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

                            LA GARITA WILDERNESS  

                     La Garita means “The Overlook in Spanish    

          Located in Colorado in the Gunnison & Rio Grande National Forests,

            North of Wagon Wheel Gap & East of Lake City – West of Saguache –          

 

          La Garita Wilderness –Colorado Wilderness Site -

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/lagarita.html

         Colorado Wilderness MAP – Colorado Wilderness Site -

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/map.html

          La Gartia Wilderness – Bearcreek Survey Service, Inc. – Photos of the Crew -

                   http://www.bearcreeksurvey.com/CoTrailGallery.htm

          La Garita Wilderness Districts – MAP – Links – Wildernet Site -

                    http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=COWALG&CU_ID=152

            La Garita Wilderness  – La Garita Outfitters Site –

                   http://www.lagaritaoutfitters.com/lagarita.htm

          La Garita Wilderness – National Wilderness Preservation  Site -

http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS&sec=wildView&wname=La%20Garita%20Wilderness&error=404

Link to: ~ Gunnison National Forest ~  Rio Grande National Forest

~ La Garita Wilderness  ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                            LIZARD HEAD WILDERNESS

                                       SW of Telluride CO

 

          Lizard Head – Photos – Text – Links – Climbing & Camping Information – Summit Post Site –

                    http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/152036/lizard-head.html

          Lizard Head Wilderness – CO Wilderness Site –

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/lizard.html

          Lizard Head Wilderness – Information – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard_Head_Wilderness

          Colorado Wilderness MAP – Colorado Wilderness Site –     

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/map.html

          Lizard Head Pass – Text with MAP – Photos – Ghost Depot Site

                    http://www.ghostdepot.com/rg/mainline/san%20juan%20branch/lizard%20head.htm

           Lizard Head Wilderness – Photos - MAP – Text – Sangres Site –

                     http://sangres.com/colorado/wilderness/lizardheadwilderness.htm

           Explore Lizard Head Wilderness with Redwood Llamas – Scroll to:

                    http://www.redwoodllamas.com/packtrips.htm

Link to:  San Juan National Forest ~ Uncomphagre National Forest

~ Lizard Head Wilderness ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                         MT. SNEFFLES WILDERNESS

                         West of Ouray CO, Near Telluride Colorado

          Mt. Sneffels Wilderness - MAP - Sangres Site -

                   http://www.sangres.com/colorado/wilderness/mountsneffelswilderness.htm

          Mt. Sneffels Wilderness – Link to Districts – Wildernet Site –

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=COWAMS&cu_id=1

          Mt. Sneffels Wilderness – Colorado Wilderness Site –

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/map.html

          Mt. Sneffels – Mt. Sneffels Range Panorama – Detailed Information – Many Photos – Links – Summit Post Site –

                   http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/150272/mount-sneffels.html

          Mt. Sneffels Descent – Photos – Wide Range Site –

                    http://www.widerange.org/gallery.php?gallery=sneffelsDescent&PHPSESSID=9210cdb14efb1949dab6509350a6937b

Link to:  ~ Gunnison National Forest ~ Uncompahgre National Forest ~

~ MT. SNEFFLES WILDERNESS ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~

                                                                                            ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS~

 

                SOUTHERN SAN JUAN WILDERNESS AREA

                      West of the Rio Grande Basin, Southern CO & Northern NM

 

          South San Juan Wilderness – MAP – Links – Wildernet Site -

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=COWAWEP&CU=ID=1

          Southern San Juan Wilderness Area – CO Wilderness Site –

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/sanjuan.html

          Colorado Wilderness MAP – Colorado Wilderness Site –

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/map.html   

          South San Juan Wilderness Alpine Lakes Loop – Photos – Text – Sierra Club Site -

                   http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/brochure/11160a.aspx

          Trips in the Southern San Juan Mountains – MAP – Platoro Outfitters & Guide site –

                   http://www.platorooutfitters.com/geninfo.html

           Backpacking the South San Juan Wilderness – You Tube

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En50GLk8VsM

Link to: ~ Carson National ForestRio Grande National Forest ~

~ Southern San Juan Wilderness Area ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~

                                                                                    ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

                                    

                    UNCOMPAHGRE WILDERNESS

                       Also called the "The Big Blue Wilderness"

                           North of Lake City Colorado

     

          Uncompahgre Wilderness – Photo – MAP – Sangres Site –

                   http://www.sangres.com/colorado/wilderness/uncompahgrewilderness.htm

         Uncompahgre Wilderness – Text – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncompahgre_Wilderness

          Uncompahgre Wilderness (Formerly Big Blue) – Near Ouray & Ridgway – CO Wilderness Site –

                    http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/uncompahgre.html

           Backpacking the Uncompahgre Wilderness Area – Photos – Text – Summit Post Site –

                   http://www.summitpost.org/backpacking-the-uncompahgre-wilderness-area/649614

          Uncompahgre Wilderness – Hike – Climb – Links - GORP Site –

                   http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-uncompahgre-national-forest-colorado-sidwcmdev_069171.html

Link to:  Uncompahgre National Forest

~ UNCOMPAHGRE WILDERNESS ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~

                                                                                     ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                    WEIMINUCHE WILDERNESS

                               Largest Wilderness Area of Colorado

                     Northeast of Durango, North of Pagosa Springs,

                        South of Lake City, Southwest of South Fork

 

          Weminuche Wilderness – Text – Forest Service Site -

                   http://www.fs.fed.us/air/technical/class_1/wilds.php?recordID=84

          Weminuche Wilderness – Text & Many Links – CO Wilderness Site –

                   http://www.coloradowilderness.com/wildpages/weminuche.html

          Weminuche Wilderness – MAP – Links – Wildernet Site –

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=COWAWEP&CU=ID=1

          Weminuche Wilderness – You Tube –

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=jzEMRoJ_IGw

          Backpack through the Weminuche Wilderness of CO – 7/31/04 –Photos – MAP –

                   http://windom.cybox.com/ilana/hike/jagged/index.html

          Backpack Treks in the Weminuche Wilderness – Info & Links – Steve Grigory Site –

                   http://www.grigory.com/treks.htm

          Guided Llama Pack Trips – MAP – Southern Colorado -

                   http://www.llamapack.com/

Link to:  Rio Grande National Forest & San Juan National Forest

~ Weiminuche Wilderness  ~ San Juan Mountains - Wilderness Areas ~

                                                                         ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                        SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS NATIONAL FORESTS

Links:  ~ Carson National Forest ~ Gunnison National Forest ~ Rio Grande National Forest ~

San Juan National Forest ~ Uncompahgre National Forest   ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                             CARSON NATIONAL FOREST

        In the Southern San Juan Mountains NM &  The Sangre de Cristo Mountains 

                                    North of Taos to the NM/CO Border

 

          Carson National Forest – Text – MAPS – Links – USDA Forest Service Site –

                   http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/               

          Carson National Forest – MAP – Photos – Sangres Site –

                   http://www.sangres.com/newmexico/national-forests/carson/index.htm

 

                   http://sangres.com/forest/carson/index.htm

          Carson National Forest – Text – Links – GORP Site –

                   http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-carson-national-forest-new-mexico-sidwcmdev_066479.html

          Carson National Forest Campgrounds – Listings - USDA Forest Service Site –

                   http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/southwst/car.htm

~ Carson National Forest ~ San Juan Mountains National Forests ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                        GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST

                    In the Four Corners,  North of Creede & West of Lake City

         

          Gunnison National Forest – Text - MAP –

                   http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/moreinfo.cfm?areaID=02GU

          Gunnison National Forest – Hiking Trails – GORP Site –

                   http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-gunnison-national-forest-hiking-colorado-sidwcmdev_066070.html

          Gunnison National Forest Campgrounds –

                   http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/gunn.htm

~ Gunnison National Forest  ~ San Juan Mountains National Forests ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                         RIO GRANDE NATIONAL FOREST

                                      Eastern  San Juan Mountains in Colorado

 

          Rio Grande National Forest – All or Part of Wilderness Areas, South San Juan, Weminuche,

              La Garita, Eastern Side of Sangre de Cristo & Wheeler Geologic Areas, the San Luis Valley,

             & Headwater of the Rio Grande River – US FS Site –

                   http://www.fs.usda.gov/riogrande

          Rio Grande National Forest – Text – MAP - Links – Photos – Sangres Site –

                   http://www.sangres.com/forest/riogrande/index.htm

Rio Grande National Forest – MAP – Ranger District Offices – Conejos Peak (La Jara CO), Divide Ranger

        (Del Norte & Creede CO), Saguache (Saguache CO)  - Wildernet Site -

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaname=Rio%20Grande%20National%20Forest

          Campground Guide – Rio Grande National Forest _ US FS Site -

                   http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/rioginfo.htm

            Rio Grande National Forest ATV Trails -                         

                        http://www.mountaintravelguide.com/Colorado/NP/RioGrandeNF/ATV/RioGrandeNationalForestATVTrails.htm

 ~ Rio Grande National Forest San Juan Mountains National Forests  ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                     SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST

                             Central & Western San Juan Mountains

          San Juan National Forest – US FS Site -

                    http://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/

          San Juan National Forest – Large MAP – US FS Site

                    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5196804.pdf

          San Juan National Forest – Sangres Site –

                  http://sangres.com/colorado/national-forests/sanjuan/index.htm

          San Juan National Forest – General Information – Links – Wikipedia Site –

                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_National_Forest

          San Juan National Forest – MAP – Satellite MAP – Ranger Districts – Columbine Ranger District

               (Central)– Mancos-Dolores Ranger District (Western) – Pagosa Ranger District (Eastern) –

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaname=San%20Juan%20National%20Forest&CU_ID=1

          San Juan National Forest Campgrounds – Links – US FS Site –

                  http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/sanj.htm

 ~ San Juan National Forest San Juan Mountains National Forests ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

                    UNCOMPAHGRE NATIONAL FOREST

                        In the 4 Corners, Northwestern San Juan Mountains

 

          Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests – Links – USFS Site –

                    http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/gmug/about-forest

          Uncompahgre National Forest– Text – Photos – Links – Sangres Site –

                   http://www.sangres.com/colorado/national-forests/uncompahgre/index.htm

          Uncompahgre National Forest – MAP – Links – Wildernet Site –

                   http://areas.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaid=0204&cu_id=1

          Uncompahgre National Forest – Text – Links – MAP – Wikipedia Site -

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncompahgre_National_Forest

          Uncompahgre National Forest – MAP – Text – Wildernet Site –

                   http://www.wildernet.com/pages/area.cfm?areaID=02UN&CU_ID=1

          Uncompahgre National Forest – Photo “Fall Snow: by Dean M. Chriss –

                    http://www.dmcphoto.com/ImogenePassEast.html

          Uncompahgre National Forest Campgrounds -

                   http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/unccmp.htm

 ~ Uncompahgre National Forest  San Juan Mountains National Forests  ~ SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ~

 

 

 

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