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Address: Pueblo, CO 70358
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Heavily forested, dotted with lakes and filled with wildlife, the appeal of...

Heavily forested, dotted with lakes and filled with wildlife, the appeal of this mountain range is becoming more well-known.

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Part of the Rockies and Beautiful!

When you visit the Wet Mountains, you are in "high country" but what is great is that you are avoiding the congestion of West Denver and also Colorado Springs. That in itself is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
MountainMan26
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When you visit the Wet Mountains, you are in "high country" but what is great is that you are avoiding the congestion of West Denver and also Colorado Springs. That in itself is worth the drive. You are also close to the Spanish Peaks and, with a little drive, Wolf Creek Pass. Being "remote," you do not have the commercialization... More 

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were looking for a trip that we hadn't done before and so headed south west of Pueblo to Wetmore and the Wet Mountains. We ended up doing the driving tour we found online and it was a pretty drive for a short 100+ miles.

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Florence, Colorado
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72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Been going here for 50 years. The most beautiful scenery you can imagine. Whether it is early summer with snow capped peaks, or the fall colors of the aspens. Wow. Old western towns, mining town, cattle area. History abounds here. So much to do anytime of the year. Just go and enjoy.

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Thank Philip Q
Fort Collins, Colorado
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you're going to be in the southern Colorado area be sure to check out what's going on at www.MPEC.org. There is a beautiful lodge with access to several hiking trails and an archery range. Be aware that there's a ton of wildlife in the area, some of which isn't so friendly (mountain lions and bears).

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Thank Susan E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hate to even tell anyone about the greatness of this area. My favorite is driving through Florence to get to Westcliffe. Great small western town, with some good summer music festivals, and one of the most beautiful views of the Sangre de Christo mountains across the valley, and the Wet Mountains up behind the town. Very old west feeling. Fun... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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227 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Start at I-25 Pueblo then drive south to the Colorado City Exit. There are two good restaurants right off the Interstate, plus a nice visitor center. Then keep going on 165 to San Isabel for a beautiful drive through the lush Wet Mountains. Lake Isabel is gorgeous and there's a decent restaurant there--more an experience than great dining but you're... More 

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Westcliffe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we live in the wets and they are spectacular.....tons of hiking trails, tons of animals, beautiful roadways to drive.....

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

They are lovely and teaming with wild life.....get into the national forest (San Isabel) and hike. head south toward Rye and Colorado City and enjoy the day! I live 16 miles south of Westcliffe in the Wets at 9100 feet...I love it!

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Ogden, Utah
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23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

When You think of all the stories about how beautiful the Colorado Rocky Mountains are, You begin to wonder if people were just listening to too much John Denver or a little to Rocky Mountain High! Then You get here and You'd have to be deaf, dumb and stupid not to be completely impressed with this vista! Hey Honey, When's... More 

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1 Thank L. B
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The wet mountains are beautiful. Full of coyotes, bear, fox, etc. I was able to visit for 2 weeks and found it fascinating how the mountains never got boring to look at. The Sun made all the difference. I was there for the first snowfall and saw the mountains glisten in the sun. Great place to visit.

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