The Conejos Peak Ranger District manages 377,314 acres of the Rio Grande National Forest and is located in Conejos, Archuleta, Rio Grande and Alamosa counties in Colorado.
The South San Juan Wilderness, referred to as Colorado’s wildest corner, makes up much of the western border of the Conejos Peak RD. The New Mexico state line marks the southern border and the northeast side of the district includes the towering landmark Mount Blanca (14,345).
The four major tributaries that make up the headwaters of the Conejos River empty into the expansive Platoro Reservoir. From there, the river flows southeast through the southern San Juan Mountains passing through the stunning Pinnacles Gorge and next to seven campgrounds. This section of the river also features Class III whitewater.
Highlights of this district are the South San Juan Wilderness, Continental Divide, Conejos Peak, Trujillo Meadows, the ghost town of Summitville, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway and the resort-like town of Platoro.