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San Isabel National Forest

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Address: , Pueblo, CO
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Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: One of twelve national forests in Colorado, this one-million-acre forest...
One of twelve national forests in Colorado, this one-million-acre forest offers snow-capped peaks and crystal mountain lakes.
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La Vista Campground at Lake Isabel in San Isabel.

This review is specifically for the La Vista CG in San Isabel. This is not my favorite place to camp simply because I really like privacy and solitude when I camp. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This review is specifically for the La Vista CG in San Isabel. This is not my favorite place to camp simply because I really like privacy and solitude when I camp. However, driving up to this small campground is very beautiful and worth the trip, especially if you've never been. The tent sites ARE quite nice and much more secluded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did a trail ride on Browns Creek Trail out to the waterfall! Wow. And we had the waterfall all to ourselves for a leisurely picnic lunch. I think it would be a great hike or mountain bike ride as well. I plan to return to the national forest to explore more in the future. The views were great but... More 

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Camped at Bear Lake. Totally worth the drive! Note: You may want to visit that restroom facility at the park entrance before you make that 20-minute drive up the mountain. It's a bumpy ride in spots. Spacious campsites and no tent pads, giving you the flexibility to put up your tent in the perfect spot. Absolutely gorgeous views!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I have a cabin here. He helped his parents build it when he was a kid. We fell in love here 4 years ago and last year (July) we got married right on San Isabel lake. We are here every single chance we can. Very beautiful atmosphere and the locals are very kind hearted. If you're only... More 

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Turon, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mountains are relaxing and quiet. Rainbow trout were biting so grandson was excited to catch his first one. Quaint towns tell a lot of history in a beautiful setting. Road construction keeps you in reality. Scenic Byway Highway 12 is worth the time to drive!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

5th time there and it is absolutely amazing. So beautiful and peaceful. Great hiking, good trout fishing, beautiful scenery. The Lodge is a wonderful place to stay. They are pretty rustic cabins, but they're clean and just what you need when out in an area like this. Stayed in cabin #9 which had 2 seperate rooms with a kitchen in... More 

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Merkel, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful. Easy hikes. Nice lake and stream. Wonderful summer temperatures. Restaurant at lake is so so. Great place to spend a few days.

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Texas, Gulf Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have camped the past 2 nights in the San Isabel National Forest. The campgrounds are very clean. Spacious area for tent camping. Fishing is excellent. The hiking was terrific. Awesome views. A great place to be unplugged. Be sure to bring cash. If you stay in the campgrounds they are $17 and $18 dollars a night. You must pay... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Worth the visit! The park is beautiful, clean, and there are many picnic areas. The lake is large and there is a walk way around the lake and many areas to fish. The is a $6 entry fee to the park which is very reasonable!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a very nice area to visit with plenty of open space and smaller crowds than many other parts of Colorado. The hiking trails are not as steep as in many places plenty of nice small lakes and streams, and there is plenty of wildlife.

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