Welcome to Conejos River & the South San Juans
If you truly want to get away from it all, the South San Juans are certainly a good option. Hwy 17 follows the Conejos River west out of Antonito and into the San Juan wilderness, providing a scenic detour over the Cumbres Pass (10,022ft) on the road to Chama and Santa Fe in New Mexico. Superb fishing, camping and hiking are the main attractions here. The volcanic character of the San Juan range from this angle is vivid, with ragged rock outcrops that rise above drivers motoring over the pass.