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Backpacker Magazine – December 2007
Try a stunning new hike–or two thrilling classics–in the Colorado Rockies' top spot for big backpacking adventures.
Hiking Colorado's Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas, by Donna Ikenberry, $17
Permits & Regulations No permits required, but LNT camping is a must. Set up at least 100 feet from water, disperse wastewater, and ask rangers about closed lakeside sites and other local restrictions.
Contact San Juan National Forest: (970) 247-4874. Pagosa Springs Ranger District (year-round): (970) 264-2268.
Silverton Public Lands Center (summer only): (970) 387-5530; www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/