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San Isabel National Forest

Pueblo, CO
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Pueblo
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Driving, Hiking
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We spent the 4th of July weekend visiting San Isabel National Forest. We stayed in the KOA in Colorado City, but drove into the forest each day. It is very pretty. Lake Isabel is gorgeous, very accessible, and pretty crowded (at least that weekend). Lots of people fishing, though we had no luck, many people did. The campsites looked very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went on a short hike here from Blue Lake to Bear Lake and it was awesome. The lakes were gorgeous and there were other little lakes around which were quiet and just as nice.

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Southern California
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took the scenic through the San Isabel National Forest. It is worth the trip. We saw some wild animals and a herd of free range horses. Some of the scenery is breath taking and some is ho-hum but it is worth the drive.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We camped at the Davenport Campground in the San Isabel National Forest on our way back home from Yellowstone. It was not on our list of stops but we stumbled upon it while looking for a restroom near Bishop's Castle. It was the nicest campground that we stayed in on our entire 2 week trip. Clean bathrooms, beautiful sites, peaceful... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This forest covers a lot of south central Colorado and includes the amazing Spanish Peaks, the azure San Isabel Lake, and Greenhorn Mountain. Most of the visitors are locals, and the crowds are a lot easier to deal with than in the more touristy parts of Colorado.

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Dallas, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

whether in summer/winter this is a beautiful area. Trees and wildlife alike, and so quiet. Lake Isabelle area is so gorgeous.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

stayed for one night for my husbands birthday. the put us in a cabin knowing full and well there was a dead deer behind us that they were POURING BLEACH ON DAILY!! Pipes made a horrific moaning on and off all night and to top it off the housekeeper stole my brand new pair of running shoes! Never again! P.S.... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a nice place to take a romantic stroll with your loved one, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the outdoors. Not to mention the lake you can fish, rent paddle boats.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

While visiting family in Cuchara, CO we hiked several trails here. Views are breathtaking! A definite change in scenery once in the forest... lovely!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Every time our family visits CO we must go to San Isabel and enjoy the breathtaking view. I never get tired of looking at the scenic view. This is a must see for anyone in the area.

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