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Address: Located 25 miles West of Pueblo, 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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Spectacular lake and mountains

My favorite time to visit is fall for the turning of the colors but it's highly popular year round! Great trails, lodging cabins and don't forget the fishing 🎣! The scenery is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite time to visit is fall for the turning of the colors but it's highly popular year round! Great trails, lodging cabins and don't forget the fishing 🎣! The scenery is so beautiful and is awesome for singles, romantic couples and of course families! There's no disappointment here! Do yourself a Hugh favor and take the short drive to... More 

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Storrs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Drove through the San Isabel Forest, beautiful. Landscape so different from the east! The mountains and valleys are breathtaking.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

One absolutely amazing time the fishing is great for hiking is wonderful the fall foliage is absolutely breathtaking meandering through the forest watching the elk and deer play was amazing getting up on the highway bridges and walking around you could just stand there for hours and take in the beauty accessibility is wonderful and the reception from the locals... More 

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North Laurel, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were so fortunate to have arrived just as the Aspens were turning gold. I'm headed back for more just to experience the other seasons. Bring your tent and sleeping bag and camp back in the woods - for free!

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Litchfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We stayed at the Lodge at San Isabel. Our cabin was rustic, but contained all that we needed. If you want technology, the cabins have no wi-fi, cell service, or cable TV. Perfect for getting away from it all. We were able to fish at the lake, hike in the nearby forest to see the waterfalls, and enjoy the fox... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This area brings back such memorable times of growing up with my grandparents. If you enjoy the outdoors & being with family there are plenty of campground sites, as well as picnic areas. Be sure to wear a good pair if shoes so that you can follow the paved path or stairs down to the lake. There are also paddle... More 

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Fountain, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

These owners are awful ....we rented two cabins and the owner came at us saying that the cabins had a person limit which is why we rented two cabins....once she realized her mistake her and her husband continued to be rude...If you have kids DO NOT STAY HERE >>>THIS PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST KIDS AND ANIMALS....San Isabel is National Park...I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you have NEVER seen a black squirrel, this is the route you need to take for that to happen!! They are everywhere along this route. The San Isabel National Forest is gorgeous any time of the year but fall is my favorite!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Quite a peaceful area. Not too far from Pueblo and a nice drive to the mountains. You can take a quiet peaceful drive from Pueblo to the mountains to Lake San Isabel. There are nice walking areas Very peaceful.

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Thank Peggy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Purgatoire Campground. The campsite is right next to the river. Wildlife everywhere. Loved it.

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