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Address: Pueblo, CO 70358
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Heavily forested, dotted with lakes and filled with wildlife, the appeal of...

Heavily forested, dotted with lakes and filled with wildlife, the appeal of this mountain range is becoming more well-known.

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many back roads and several paved extremely scenic drives

the wet mountains are big in area. I recommend that you chose one destination on the east side, and then get to the other destination. If you have a four wheel and don't mind... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 15, 2016
Freia B
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Canon City, Colorado
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Stuttgart
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134 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Not uncommon to hike the trials in the southern portion (Greenhorn Mountain) without seeing another person. You may summit the 12,000' mt from either of three trails, the easiest up on a fire road after many miles on the FS road you get to the trail head for the 4 miles summit, otherwise take one of the other trails down... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

the wet mountains are big in area. I recommend that you chose one destination on the east side, and then get to the other destination. If you have a four wheel and don't mind long, slow drives, the scenery is outstanding and roads can lead through the mountains on and on--or so it seems. there is no particular drive to... More 

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1 Thank Freia B
Pueblo, Colorado
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

When you visit the Wet Mountains, you are in "high country" but what is great is that you are avoiding the congestion of West Denver and also Colorado Springs. That in itself is worth the drive. You are also close to the Spanish Peaks and, with a little drive, Wolf Creek Pass. Being "remote," you do not have the commercialization... More 

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1 Thank MountainMan26
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were looking for a trip that we hadn't done before and so headed south west of Pueblo to Wetmore and the Wet Mountains. We ended up doing the driving tour we found online and it was a pretty drive for a short 100+ miles.

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1 Thank JV12013
Florence, Colorado
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Been going here for 50 years. The most beautiful scenery you can imagine. Whether it is early summer with snow capped peaks, or the fall colors of the aspens. Wow. Old western towns, mining town, cattle area. History abounds here. So much to do anytime of the year. Just go and enjoy.

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2 Thank Philip Q
Fort Collins, Colorado
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58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you're going to be in the southern Colorado area be sure to check out what's going on at www.MPEC.org. There is a beautiful lodge with access to several hiking trails and an archery range. Be aware that there's a ton of wildlife in the area, some of which isn't so friendly (mountain lions and bears).

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2 Thank Susan E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hate to even tell anyone about the greatness of this area. My favorite is driving through Florence to get to Westcliffe. Great small western town, with some good summer music festivals, and one of the most beautiful views of the Sangre de Christo mountains across the valley, and the Wet Mountains up behind the town. Very old west feeling. Fun... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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270 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

Start at I-25 Pueblo then drive south to the Colorado City Exit. There are two good restaurants right off the Interstate, plus a nice visitor center. Then keep going on 165 to San Isabel for a beautiful drive through the lush Wet Mountains. Lake Isabel is gorgeous and there's a decent restaurant there--more an experience than great dining but you're... More 

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Westcliffe
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

we live in the wets and they are spectacular.....tons of hiking trails, tons of animals, beautiful roadways to drive.....

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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137 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

They are lovely and teaming with wild life.....get into the national forest (San Isabel) and hike. head south toward Rye and Colorado City and enjoy the day! I live 16 miles south of Westcliffe in the Wets at 9100 feet...I love it!

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