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Incredibly helpful visitor's center

We stopped at the National Forest Visitor's Center to learn about the forest and area. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington, DC

We went on a road trip from Colorado, to Utah, to Arizona, then back to Colorado...headed through... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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US Dept of Agriculture forest land.
1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
+1 719-852-5941
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the National Forest Visitor's Center to learn about the forest and area. The staff was really nice and answered all our questions. Additionally, there are great resources in the center including maps and handouts about the forests. For parents, educators and teachers,...More

Thank HeatherfromDC
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We went on a road trip from Colorado, to Utah, to Arizona, then back to Colorado...headed through the Rio Grande on our way back and it did not disappoint! We got to see the old Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, definitely worth the stop, they were...More

Thank Hollie P
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Since a national forest is the number one attraction in Monte Vista, it may seem like there's not much to do there. To be fair, however, some of Colorado's best scenery can be found there. In my opinion, even if Disney or Lego opened a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Rio Grande National Forest is always a pleasure to visit. The camp grounds are always clean and well maintained, the roads and trails are kept up, and the Rangers are eager to provide information, assistance or guidance. We go back every year.

1  Thank Leland L
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We love to hike, camp or backpack in with our 2 horses, mule and burro into the back country where Colorado allows one to camp anywhere in the back country. Lots of wild life out there from deer, elk, bear and if you are lucky...More

1  Thank Jill E
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Always enjoy the ride thru the area. Its 10 miles out to the Amish bakery and we usually go several times while staying in the area. Lots of scenic viewing, have to watch for the slow Amish buggies but it really adds to the ride.

1  Thank GaryTracySr
Reviewed July 16, 2017

drove through in June...wonderful views took in a few trails on route nothing major but very enjoyable ,,,... worth a visit

Thank Steve M
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I took a road trip from Denver, CO to Albuquerque, NM with my family and after leaving the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Alamosa, CO we took a more scenic route through the Rio Grande National Forest not realizing we had gone the wrong...More

2  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The Rio Grande Nat'l Forest is an underutilized beautiful ( or was until the pine/spruce bark beetles infested it ) area in SW Colorado. The Rio Grande heads up about 35 miles above Creede and is a great drive, as is the 22 mile drive...More

2  Thank txprospector
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive and beautiful. Good info at visitors center and good video. Incredible views and ell managed areas.

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Response from Jill E | Reviewed this property |
You can take the Big Meadow road to the north after coming over Wolf Creek pass or any of the roads on the south side of the road coming over Wolf Creek and find many beautiful hiking areas to go on with dogs. You can even... More