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Address: Pueblo, CO
Activities: Driving, Hiking
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Shanna R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 reviews
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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