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San Isabel National Forest

Address: Pueblo, CO
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Pueblo
Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: One of twelve national forests in Colorado, this one-million-acre forest offers snow-capped peaks...
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: One of twelve national forests in Colorado, this one-million-acre forest offers snow-capped peaks and crystal mountain lakes.
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Pueblo, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved the food at the restaurant. My wife and I go up to eat a great hamburger at least once per year. Breathtaking scenery with the beautiful lake and majestic mountains behind. They have a store, restaurant, and lodging with boat rental for the lake. Lots of fun for the day.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family has stayed here several times over the years because it had cute cabins by the San Isabel Lake. I stayed there alone in June 2014 with two big dogs and have to say I was very disappointed. I stayed in the "Honeymoon" cabin, the smallest, which was very cute, BUT it had roaches! And the plumbing was very... More 

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Littleton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely quiet lake with no power boats. Wonderful restaurant. Crazy Bishop's Castle. Beautiful forest.

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Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love to spend the day at Lake Isabel. Very easy to get to from Pueblo or Colorado Springs and very easy access to the lake itself. You can either park along the road on the south side of the lake and walk down to the lake or park on the north side of the lake in the parking lot... More 

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