Outdoor Recreation Updates

The San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA) provides up to date outdoor recreation information to help you stay informed about current conditions in southwest Colorado.  Campground closures, fire restrictions, road closures, special notices and much more are posted as information changes.  Scroll down to see what’s happening.

Welcome to the San Juan Region Outdoor Recreation Information Center…


As of Thursday May 16, 2019:  

Fire Restrictions: There are currently NO fire restrictions on San Juan National Forest Lands.

Forest Service Campgrounds are starting to open! Check out the San Juan National Forest Campground Status or call our Visitor Center at 970-247-4874 for the most up-to-date information.

Forest Service Roads: are slow to open this year due to the epic snow fall this past winter.  Check out the  San Juan National Forest Road Conditions or call our Visitor Center at 970-247-4874 to find out current road status.

Silverton Area Passes: Closed by snow.  For current road status, check out the web site at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/sanjuan/maps-pubs

OHVs – Off Highway Vehicles – must have a Colorado State registration for use on public lands in Colorado. Registrations and permits are available at Colorado State Parks, most OHV dealers, the San Juan National Forest Office, Bayfield Ranger District, Pagosa Ranger District and the Dolores Public Lands Office.

Firewood cutting permits are on sale at the following locations:

    • Forest Service offices in Durango, Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa
    • Kroeger’s Hardware in Durango
    • Dolores Food Market
    • Conoco Corner in Lewis
    • Cox Conoco in Mancos.

If you have any questions regarding conditions on the San Juan National Forest or BLM lands, please call us (970) 247-4874, check out our web address at www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan or stop by the San Juan National Forest Headquarters, Pagosa, Dolores or Bayfield District Offices.
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.