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San Isabel National Forest

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Address: Pueblo, CO
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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Beautiful Colorado Mountains without high altitude

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I go camping here as often as possible, it's so beautiful. The campsites are $16 a night with electric. There is a creek that runs behind the sites and the little lake at the bottom is beautiful. This is the perfect idea of what Colorado look like!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Small lake with boat rentals, plenty of fishing spots around lake and dogs ARE allowed so make sure you take a doggie bag with you just in case you run across piles of poo left by inconsiderate dog owners...but minus the poo conditions....plenty of picnic areas, walking trails and nature at it's finest...small restaurant good food and lodging, cabins...lots to... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

San Isabel has it all. Camping, hiking, fishing, nature watching. If you enjoy nature and the outdoors then this is the spot for you! My family and I visited this spot while I was in Colorado and it did not disappoint. It has so many places to stop and take great photos! I spotted so much wildlife while I was... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I love the beauty of the forest and there is many points where you can put off the highway to take pictures or just enjoy. There is one negative which is the places are not clearly marked. So if you are looking for a particular place it will be hard to find it.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A nice way to spend a few hours sightseeing. It was very foggy one day I was there and I got some really nice pics of the mountainsides as the aspens were at their peak of fall colors.

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

San Isabel is the best kept secret for the Pueblo area, not far to travel, great campground with an abundance of wildlife and good fishing. Campground is electric only but don't pass it up because of that, it is worth the trip.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Some of the most beautiful area in Colorado that is close enough to make a day trip out of it. Great fishing, hiking, biking, natural water slide (have to walk quit a ways to get to it) castle and leaf changing area. If you lucky you will spot wildlife. Very friendly area

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The forest is spectacular, especially in fall with the mix of green, yellow, and red trees. The Bishop Castle is a fascinating marvel of one-man building a huge castle - well worth visiting.

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Cassville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The restaurant is great and the trails are beautiful!! One of the best places to go in Colorado avoid the crowds

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