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Rio Grande National Forest

1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-5941
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Description: US Dept of Agriculture forest land.
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Alamosa, Colorado
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158 reviews 158 reviews
15 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Borger, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Beutiful with something for everyone We will be back, fishing is great, lots of lakes, streams rio grande river.

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