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Address: 1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
Phone Number: 719-852-5941
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Description: US Dept of Agriculture forest land.

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slowing down to see the scenery

The train ride from Alamosa to the top of LaVeta Pass for a Flying W Wranglers concert was relaxing. We were able to sit back and enjoy the scenery and visit with other travelers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Northglenn, Colorado
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Northglenn, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The train ride from Alamosa to the top of LaVeta Pass for a Flying W Wranglers concert was relaxing. We were able to sit back and enjoy the scenery and visit with other travelers as well as the train personnel. We even met the Wranglers themselves on the way back.

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Tomball
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to hike and cross-country ski. Pick up maps at a National Forest Service Office and check out the many trails in the Forest. Make sure you take plenty of water when you hike or ski. The altitude and lack of humidity can cause problems for people not prepared. The forest has many scenic trails and panoramic views.

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Avondale, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed at Spectacle Lake Campground for a single night with our dog. Absolutely stunning views and well spaced campsites for an established campground. I had a few questions about nearby towns (in order to fill up the gas tank before hitting the dunes the next day) and the area. The host, an older lady, was extremely helpful and broke... More 

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Pagosa Springs, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Hit the dunes. Bring something to slide on, a towel and flip flops for the creek...refreshing after a hike to the top. Keep the kids very close if the wind comes up. Great camping in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This forest was beautiful, especially this year with all the snow. Everything was beautifully green.

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Antonito, Colorado
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It is paradise! With more activity then one can dream of!!! Fishing, Exploring, Caves, Off road, Hunting, Hiking, Indian rock art and when ever you dont know what to do just wander around and you will definitely find something! There are a lot of secret spots, u just need to find them here. PS if u spend any time in... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Unbelievable beautiful place for nature's lovers! We went at end of December 2014 on a road trip from Florida do CO & NM. This part of the trip - from Boulder, CO to Los Alamos, NM was really the most beautiful. We need to stop the car every few miles to take pictures.... was cold.. really cold. At the top... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Hiked in the South San Juan Wilderness Area, which is part of the Rio Grande National Forest. Started at Three Forks Trail Head to Blue Lake (Day 1); Blue Lake to Lake Ann (Day 2) ; Lake Ann back to trail head (Day 3). There is good trout fishing at Blue Lake. The hike on the Continental Divide is gorgeous.... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

There are some beautiful areas in the Rio Grande National Forest. Visit the campgrounds in Creede, like River Hill or Big Meadows Campground outside of South Fork. There's great fishing at the reservoirs as well as at Poag Lake and Pass Lake.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

if you're an outdoorsman, this is the nat'l forest in colorado to experience. crowds are minimal, except for july and august. sept is my favorite month because the tourists are gone and all the peaks and passes are hikable w/ no to little snow. lots of elk, grouse, minerals, fossils. on a typical hike in june or sept you might... More 

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