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 Encyclopedia: San Juan Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Red Mountain Pass (elevation 11,018) is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States.
Wolf Creek Pass is a 11,800 foot mountain pass on the Continental Divide, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
In mountaineering, a fourteener is a mountain that exceeds 14,000 feet (4,267.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/San-Juan-Mountains   (1118 words)

 SAN JUAN - LoveToKnow Article on SAN JUAN
San Juan is served by the American railroad of Porto Rico and by steamboats from New York and other ports.
San Juan is noteworthy for its fortification's and public buildings, and is the only fortified city of Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN (or HARD) ISLANDS, an archipelago (San Juan, Orcas, Shaw, Lopez, Blakely, Cypress, andc.) lying between Vancouver Island and the mainland of North America.
32.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SAN_JUAN.htm   (1074 words)

 San Juan Mountains -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The San Juan Mountains are a rugged (A series of hills or mountains) mountain range in southwestern (A state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains) Colorado.
Mining is now uneconomical in the region, the last holdouts being the Standard Metals operation on Red Mountain Pass which operated until late in the 20th century and the ill-fated (Click link for more info and facts about Summitville mine) Summitville mine on the eastern slope of the San Juans.
The San Juans are extremely steep, only Telluride has made the transition to (A resort with lodging and facilities for skiing) ski resort.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/san_juan_mountains.htm   (389 words)

 Journal of Cultural Geography: Peaks of Identity in Colorado's San Juan Mountains.(Statistical Data Included)@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The glaciated ranges of southwestern Colorado constituting the San Juan Mountains are culturally significant to residents and visitors.
As certain mountains are imbued with meaning, they become "peaks of identity,' tangible and towering symbolic landscapes representing a distinctive set of community and cultural ideals.
This paper explores the symbols and themes of San Juan peaks of identity, with a focus on the mountain amenity town of Lake City and nearby Uncompahgre Peak.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:74692552&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (197 words)

 San Juan Mountains, Southwestern Colorado, Rocky Mountains
One of the harsh realities of the San Juans for would-be climbers is the continual presence of rotten rock, knife-edge ridges and steep slopes covered with debris the size and shape of ball bearings.
The San Juan area was then perhaps twice as high as it is today, though it was an elevated plateau rather than a mountainous area.
The mountains we know now were formed largely by lava and ash from the volcanoes with the present valleys and canyons formed by erosion from glaciers, water and wind.
sangres.com /mountains/sanjuans.htm   (405 words)

 San Juan Rides
The San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado are some of the most dramatic scenic areas anywhere.
In the San Juans you can hike, climb 14'ers, mountain bike, backcountry telemark in the winter, mountain bike, and road bike, and more.
The whole route has a constantly changing view of the spectacular San Juan Mountains: Engineer Mountain and the Twilight Peaks are just a few of the peaks along the way.
www.swcp.com /~nmts/rides/sanJuanRides.htm   (1295 words)

 San Juan --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The capital and largest city of the island commonwealth of Puerto Rico, San Juan is a major Caribbean port and tourist resort.
Founded in 1562 by Juan Jufré y Montesa, governor of the captaincy general of Cuyo, the city was moved in 1593 to its present site, 2 miles (3 km) south, because of floods; it is now protected by an embankment.
Much of San Juan's land lies in the fertile Valle de San Juan, bounded on the north by the mountains of the Cordillera...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9276899   (827 words)

 Telluride Colorado's San Juan Mountains
The San Juan Mountains are considered by many experts to contain some of our country's most ecologically intact mountain ecosystems, maintaining a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
San Juan Outdoor School trips venture into these areas with extreme care and respect for the natural surroundings.
Our mountain staff is highly qualified and expertly trained in making these excursions fun, educational and low impact and they will provide you with a wealth of information about the Telluride area.
www.tellurideadventures.com /about_region.htm   (125 words)

 Colorado Guide - San Juan Mountains
The San Juan range forms the southern part of Colorado's Rocky Mountains and is thought by some to have the best, most varied scenery of all.
The western third is the most accessible, and many of the well known sites are found close to a loop drive ('The San Juan Skyway') along roads CO 145 and US 550, over 200 miles of dramatic, winding roads that pass the old mining centers of Silverton, Ouray and Telluride.
Most of the central San Juan Mountains are reachable only on foot or jeep trails - an area 40 miles square with no paved roads that includes about 80 miles of the continental divide.
www.americansouthwest.net /colorado/san_juan_mountains   (321 words)

 America's Byways: San Juan Skyway
Described by many as a mountain “paradise,” the region is made accessible to residents and visitors by the San Juan Skyway, a 236-mile stretch of highway that has been called the most scenic drive in America.
Because of Mears' ingenuity and the sacrifices and hard work of the road builders, arteries of commerce were opened and the San Juan Mountains became one of the richest mining regions in the United States.
The San Juan Skyway is considered one of the most spectacular drives in America.
www.krma.org /byways/sjs_intro.html   (1134 words)

 Geology by Lightplane
The mountains on the center horizon (9412 ft) are the Carizo Mountains (AZ); the range at the left is Beautiful Mountain (8945 ft), an outlier of the Chuska Mountains.
Tertiary volcanic cones with a petrology similar to Shiprock occur on the flat-topped crest of the Chuska Mountains.
The San Juan River and Hogback Mountain are in the background.
www.geology.wisc.edu /~maher/air/air03.htm   (806 words)

 Sunset: The San Juan Mountains drive: the Southwest's best road trip offers two scenic rivers, three charming small ...
Instead, it courses among the spires of Colorado's grand San Juan Mountains, exploring the headwaters of the Rio Grande and Arkansas rivers and winding through the San Juans' small towns: burgeoning but unspoiled Salida; fishing capital Lake City; and the art community of Creede.
When Packer wandered out of the San Juans alone the next April, he soon became part of Wild West legend and lore when he was convicted of cannibalism for having made dinner out of his five employers.
To the north of this astoundingly symmetrical mountain, snowmelt waters are destined for the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico, while waters from its eastern and southern flanks eventually flow into the Gulf of California via the Colorado River.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n1_v201/ai_20855694   (1344 words)

 Colorado Guide - Scenic Drive through the San Juan Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The loop, known as the San Juan Skyway, can be driven in half a day but it is well worth spending at least one night en route, either in one of the small towns or camping free in the surrounding national forest.
At lower elevations, the rocks are still sedimentary, red/orange in colour, as this region lies at the northeast corner of the Colorado Plateau, but at higher elevations these are replaced by the metamorphic rocks of the San Juan range.
Ouray: West of Telluride, CO 145 follows the San Miguel River downstream through another steep valley clad in thick forests of fir and aspen, as far as Placerville, then CO 62 heads east around the north edge of the San Juan range, through temporarily more open lands and meets US 550 just after Ridgway.
americansouthwest.net /colorado/san_juan_mountains/scenic_drive.html   (727 words)

 Snowcat Skiing and Snowboarding based at Durango Mountain Resort
The San Juan Ski Company provides Snowcat Skiing and Snowboarding in the rugged and remote San Juan National Forest of Southwestern Colorado.
With 35,000 acres of breathtaking terrain in the heart of the West San Juan Mountains, The San Juan Ski Company is Colorado's largest Cat Skiing operation.
San Juan Ski Company will be happy to answer any of your questions, however, you must book the package through Helitrax.
www.sanjuanski.com   (606 words)

 Colorado Mountain Real Estate in the San Juans
Spanning the continental divide, the San Juan Mountains have numerous jagged volcanic summits, 13 of which rise to over 14,000 feet, many lakes, waterfalls and streams including the source of the Rio Grande, several historic towns and countless relics from the gold and silver mining era of the nineteenth century.
The San Juan Mountains cover an area from east to west of more than 120 miles and from north to south more than 60 miles, 1,869,931 acres of public-owned land.
The San Juan Mountains are highly mineralized (the Colorado Mineral Belt) and figured in the gold and silver mining industry of early Colorado.
www.coloradoviews.com /San-Juan-mountains.htm   (523 words)

 San Juan Silver Stage - Western Colorado
The old foundations of this town still remember the tread of Otto Mears, the pathfinder of the San Juans, and his omni-competent assistant, "Si" Ridgway.
The fabled destination of 1890, high up above the sky in the San Juan Mountains, with glittering treasures of silver and gold, distinguished hostelries such as the Sheridan, and ladies and games of all odds and descriptions, the Iron Horse had come to Telluride by 1891, and all sorts of drummers and dealers drifted in.
Trimming the eastern horizon at 12,000 feet are the shining LaPlatas - southernmost scouts of the Silvery San Juans.
www.silverstage.net /winter.htm   (1216 words)

 San Juan County Utah - Genealogy and History
San Juan County was formed in 1880 from Kane County.
The Navajo Indians occupy a large part of the county from the San Juan River south to the Arizona border.
San Juan Sampler This is an archive table of contents for Blue Mountain Shadows magazine.
www.lofthouse.com /USA/Utah/sanjuan/index.html   (1158 words)

 San Juan Citizens Alliance
The San Juan Citizens Alliance organizes for the land and people of the San Juan Basin.
San Juan Citizens Alliance was founded in 1986 as a voice for environmental, social, and economic justice in the San Juan Basin of southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico.
The San Juan National Forest recently released plans for turning the HD Mountains Roadless Area into a massive industrial gas field.
www.sanjuancitizens.org   (438 words)

 San Juan Outfitting: Outfitters in the Colorado San Juan Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
San Juan Outfitting: Outfitters in the Colorado San Juan Mountains
For over 15 years San Juan Outfitting LLC has been packing folks into the Weminuche Wilderness.
Tom and Cheri hired on with San Juan Outfitting LLC in 1986 and purchased the outfit in 1989, continuing the tradition of experienced outfitters in the San Juan Mountains.
www.sanjuanoutfitters.com   (190 words)

 The San Juan Mountains Association is a non
The San Juan Mountains Association is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation located in Durango, Colorado.
SJMA was created in 1988 to assist the San Juan National Forest in providing education and interpretation of public lands in Southwest Colorado.
SJMA has a participating agreement with the San Juan National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management San Juan Field Office to develop educational programs, publications and volunteer projects, as well as provide interpretive services.
www.sjma.org /whoissjma.htm   (253 words)

 Worldisround - Dave's Colorado - Mountains in San Juan Mountains photos
This was taken September in the heart of the San Juan mountians by...
This is Lake San Cristobal in the heart of the San Juans taken in the...
SE Alaska is beautiful, but the San Juan area has always stolen my heart for their beauty.
www.worldisround.com /articles/9882   (577 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: San Juan Adventure Guide: Hiking, Biking, and Skiing in Southwestern Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Covering the entire region of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, these trails are accessible from anywhere in the southwestern United States.
This is a quick and handy reference for planning activities from day-long skiing excursions to afternoon mountain bike rides, with suggestions for base camps in the towns nearest to each trailhead.
Ideal for the armchair traveler and the on-site thrill-seeker, San Juan Adventure Guide is enhanced with b/w and color photography and a "must" for anyone heading out for the San Juan country.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0871089092?v=glance   (914 words)

 San Juan Mountains
The San Juan Mountains are by far my favorite area in the state for just the mountainous region that it is and the beauty that blankets it.
Ridgway is the northern gate into the San Juans and is a fine town in and of itself.
It lies in a great spot as a hub to serve your ventures into the San Juans as it is located on the northeast elbow of the San Juan Skyway.
mycolorado.org /san_juans.html   (1816 words)

 Abajo (or Blue) Mountains - Sleeping Ute Mountain - San Juan Mountains The Abajo (or Blue) Mountains (Abajo Peak 11,360 ...
Abajo (or Blue) Mountains - Sleeping Ute Mountain - San Juan Mountains The Abajo (or Blue) Mountains (Abajo Peak 11,360 feet) are to the west.
To the east, in Colorado, are the Sleeping Ute Mountain (near distance) and the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains (on the far horizon).
The Abajo (or Blue) Mountains (Abajo Peak 11,360 feet) are to the west.
www.milebymile.com /main/united_states/Utah/photo_5811.html   (322 words)

 San Juan Mountains Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
San Juan Mountains Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography
San Juan Hotel in Miami Beach, FL - Hotels.com - Make hotel reservations online and save up to 70 percent at the San Juan Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
Hotels-San-Juan.com - Make reservations to stay in San Juan, Puerto Rico, choosing from budget accommodations to five-star hotels.
www.thelocalcolorartgallery.com /encyclopedia/San_Juan_Mountains   (593 words)

 Conservation group buys land in San Juan Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DENVER — A national conservation group Monday bought 3,056 acres in the San Juan Mountains, the first phase in a plan to preserve 11,000 acres of spectacular scenery and structures in Colorado's storied mining history.
The land is at elevations of 9,000 feet to 13,500 feet and above the town of Ouray.
The site is near the 11,000-foot Red Mountain Pass and surrounded by the Uncompahgre and San Juan national forests.
www.bouldernews.com /news/statewest/30lland.html   (560 words)

 San Juan Mountains
The Durango Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad follows the Animas River through the heart of the San Juan Mountains and past some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.
Dinner at the St. Elmo was followed by a relaxing stroll along the streets of this historic mining town and a dusk soak in the spa.
Mining was very big business in the San Juans even into the 1970s and evidence of the once prosperous industry abounds.
www.geocities.com /vresor/fall2000.html   (888 words)

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