South San Juan Wilderness

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South San Juan Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of South San Juan Wilderness
Map showing the location of South San Juan Wilderness
Location Archuleta / Conejos counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Pagosa Springs, CO
Coordinates 37°40′N 106°38′W / 37.667°N 106.633°W / 37.667; -106.633Coordinates: 37°40′N 106°38′W / 37.667°N 106.633°W / 37.667; -106.633[1]
Area 158,790 acres (642.6 km2)
Established 1980
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The South San Juan Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located east of Pagosa Springs, Colorado in the San Juan national forest.[2] The wilderness contains 32 lakes, mountains up to 13,300 feet (4,100 m) above sea level, and 180 miles (290 km) of hiking trails, including 42 miles (68 km) of the Continental Divide Trail. The last known grizzly bear in Colorado was killed in the wilderness in 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South San Juan Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved August 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "South San Juan Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved August 7, 2012.