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San Isabel National Forest

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Address: Pueblo, CO
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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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Awesome beauty!!!

Totally enjoyable day outing. Easy access from Pueblo, beautiful vistas, and relaxation since the roads are good and safe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Therese D
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Pueblo
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Pueblo
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally enjoyable day outing. Easy access from Pueblo, beautiful vistas, and relaxation since the roads are good and safe.

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Thank Therese D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pretty. Great hikes. Very pretty mountain lakes. I have driven through the area many times. Never disappointed.

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Thank Stephen T
Cleveland, Ohio
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386 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We accidentally made a wrong turn and ended up here. Although our mistake cost us 1.5 hours, driving through here was very pleasant and scenic. Definitely worth a drive through!

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Thank Snipperton
Buena Vista
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a beautiful lake tucked into the surrounding mountains. Unfortunately, we've never had any luck catching fish in this lake. But wildlife sightings are common. The campgrounds are nicely maintained, and our trips have been pleasant. If you want to reserve a campsite with hook-ups, reserve early, because they fill up fast. The very small village nearby has shops... More 

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Thank Jeanne B
Topeka, Kansas
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful park in the fall, and there seemed to be plenty of accommodations near the lake. We found quite a few picnic tables scattered around the lake, and lots of people were out walking the trail around the water. Even though we saw several people, it wasn't overly crowded and we had plenty of space for our family to spread... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Spend some time walking around the lake. We saw our first black bear of the season near the park two weeks ago. Deer are always in the area. There is a small fee to get into the park but well worth it. Take a basket lunch or cook on the grills which are readily available. There are rental boats available.

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1 Thank Bill B
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We took a fall drive to see the leaves. It was beautiful! Clean, cool, and full of color. Close to Bishop's Castle too. Worth the drive!

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1 Thank TravelingChaos
Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

So so so beautiful, make sure to take your camera. We were just driving thru this time but will have to go back and stay sometime during tourist season.

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1 Thank KCKris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed in cabin #1 and this was the NASTIEST place I have EVER stayed! There was urine & feces stains completely covering the old old carpet in the bedroom from pets. It smelled disgusting! Haven't figured out what the pet deposit was for! The bathroom wall had scum running down it. I'm just hoping nobody catches any diseases.

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1 Thank Nancy J
Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This review is specifically for the La Vista CG in San Isabel. This is not my favorite place to camp simply because I really like privacy and solitude when I camp. However, driving up to this small campground is very beautiful and worth the trip, especially if you've never been. The tent sites ARE quite nice and much more secluded... More 

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