The San Juan Skyway and What You Need to Know

When you take a vacation, it’s not just about the destination. It’s also about the journey! Nowhere is that more clear than in Durango, CO and the gorgeous San Juan Skyway. Forming a 233-mile loop in the southwestern portion of the state, this road begins and ends in our wonderful town. Whether you arrive to Durango by car or you’re traveling to a nearby attraction, be sure to take advantage of this All-American Road!
Download our free Vacation Guide to start planning a San Juan Skyway itinerary today! Inside, you’ll get our picks for the best restaurants, attractions, bars, and scenic parks in the region. Whether you’re hoping to browse the many fantastic art galleries in the downtown district or you’d prefer to spend your time on the slopes, our Vacation Guide is the place to start. Download it today to plan the ultimate Durango trip!

Travel the San Juan Skyway

If you’re looking at San Juan Skyway photos and thinking that this road looks familiar, there’s a good reason! You may have seen this path featured in Alamo Car Rental commercials, named as a place “where the road touches the sky.” The 233-mile loop begins and ends in Durango and passes by some of the most popular attractions in the region, like the Mesa Verde National Park and Purgatory Resort. For a full list of attractions, check out the Colorado Vacation Directory’s San Juan Skyway map!

Best Time to Travel

While Travel + Leisure may have named the San Juan Skyway as one of “America’s Best Spring Drives,” we happen to think that this road is a fantastic year-round destination. The spring and summer bring gorgeous warm weather and clear blue skies. As the weather begins to cool, the San Juan Skyway fall foliage is not to be missed. The trees covering the San Juan mountain range change colors, with oranges, reds, and yellows lining the road. Snow blankets everything in the winter, transforming this region into a wonderland of white powder.
Before you start your drive, be sure to check the San Juan Skyway road conditions. Call the Colorado Department of Transportation for updates. This is especially important in the winter. Safety first!

Stay with Durango Colorado Vacations

There’s nothing better after a day of driving the San Juan Skyway than returning to a comfortable home or condo from Durango Colorado Vacations! Our rentals are so much more than just a place to sleep. Nestled in the foothills of the San Juan mountains or in forested regions of Durango, our gorgeous properties are a retreat from the chaos of city life.
Consider renting Pinecone Cabin, a five-bedroom, two-bathroom estate that is surrounded by acres of quiet tranquility. This home is perfect for trips with the extended family or friends traveling together. Who says you have to sacrifice comfort and privacy during your vacation? Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, a wood-burning fireplace, satellite TV, and a private hot tub!
Take a look at the rest of our accommodations and book today. We look forward to having you.