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San Isabel National Forest

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Address: Pueblo, CO
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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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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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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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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Address: Pueblo, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pueblo

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