Colorado San Juan Mountains

  • Start: Grand Junction, Colorado
  • End: Mosca, CO
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:36
  • Total Mileage: 452 Miles
  • Number of stops: 8


This tour will roll you along Colorado's southwestern landscape on a mountainous drive with many peaks over 10,000 feet. Begin your trip in Grand Junction where you can stop at the Museum of Western Colorado, a complex featuring full-size dinosaurs, a trail through time, and a living-history farm. Head south to Durango and experience hot springs, rodeos, and outdoor sports. Follow the route as it winds northeast past the Continental Divide until you reach the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. End your tour at this monument, which houses 700-foot-high dunes, the tallest dunes in the United States.

Stop #1:

Museums of Western Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado

Stop #2:

Colorado National Monument
Fruita, Colorado

Stop #3:

Anasazi Heritage Center
Dolores, CO

Stop #4:

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde, CO

Stop #5:

Hovenweep National Monument
Cortez, CO

Stop #6:

Durango--Silverton Railroad
Durango, CO

Stop #7:

San Juan National Forest
Durango, CO

Stop #8:

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Mosca, CO

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