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Rio Grande National Forest

1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
+1 719-852-5941
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Colorado's National Forests are a real Treasure

Rio Grande National Forest is always a pleasure to visit. The camp grounds are always clean and... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Leland L
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Frisco City, United States
Great for Hiking or camping

We love to hike, camp or backpack in with our 2 horses, mule and burro into the back country where... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
Jill E
,
Monte Vista, Colorado
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1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
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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
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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

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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.

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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
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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
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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

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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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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Recently bought a vacation home in Monte Vista, and was so pleased with the beauty of this nearby National Oark.

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Reviewed August 22, 2015

The train ride from Alamosa to the top of LaVeta Pass for a Flying W Wranglers concert was relaxing. We were able to sit back and enjoy the scenery and visit with other travelers as well as the train personnel. We even met the Wranglers...More

1  Thank Patricia V W
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place to hike and cross-country ski. Pick up maps at a National Forest Service Office and check out the many trails in the Forest. Make sure you take plenty of water when you hike or ski. The altitude and lack of humidity can cause...More

Thank M H
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