Uncompahgre National Forest covers nearly 1 million acres in western Colorado. It’s accessed to the south of Grand Junction, with a lot of terrain off Highway 550.
The national forests in the southwest part of Colorado are spectacular. There is recreation for every kind of adventure seeker. Parts of the San Juan Mountains are located within the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Picnicking, OHV, Scenic Drives, Winter Rec – Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
Colorado’s Western Slope is full of marvels.
San Juan Skyway – Over 200 miles of scenery are passed on this loop between Ridgway, Cortez and Durango.
Silver Thread Scenic Byway – The Uncompahgre National Forest hugs the the west side of this byway near Lake City.
Map: Uncompahgre NF (shown in red) (.png)
Motor Vehicle Use Maps: Large, PDF’s from the USFS. They show forest service roads and where dispersed camping is permitted.
Uncompahgre Campgrounds: Reservations