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Thanksgiving 2018

This is a beautiful spot with amazing views for pictures and hiking. If you can pay for gas then... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome, varied national forest.

The San Isabel National Forest is expansive and covers a variety of superb rocky mountain terrain... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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One of twelve national forests in Colorado, this one-million-acre forest offers snow-capped peaks and crystal mountain lakes.
Located 25 miles West of Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
+1 719-489-2280
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful spot with amazing views for pictures and hiking. If you can pay for gas then there"s really no need to go spend a fortune while you're in Pueblo.

Thank Samaria2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Isabel National Forest is expansive and covers a variety of superb rocky mountain terrain and scenery, from high desert to foothills to the high alpine. No matter what outdoor opportunity you are looking for, you will find it here. Many of the best...More

Thank montanapescado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves to visit, camp overnight, fish, and in the winter tubing. Beautiful park to hike and stop and have picnic

Thank jazzmyn56
Reviewed 22 October 2018

San Isabel is only 25 miles west of Pueblo. It has a beautiful lake and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking. The small restaurant next to the lake is wonderful and has really good desserts. If you like to fish - the fishing is great!

Thank ElizabethT2770
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We spent a couple of nights camping, it was easy to find a spot to camp a short hike from a national forest road, so didn't use one of the many prepared campgrounds. We really liked the remote feel without the 6 hour hike. I've...More

Thank ih1958
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent hike today, and the aspens are at peak color around the lake and up to 9,000'. Enjoy!

Thank top20view
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Nice moderate hike about 3 miles up to a water fall. A decent area to sit for lunch or a break. The “moderate” designation for this hike is the elevation change for about the first mile up, after that it is pretty pedestrian. About 6...More

Thank markaybarncoo
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We went for three days while visiting Colorado and stayed at the Pine Lodge while other family camped in a camper in La Vista campgrounds. Everyone was super friendly, we had a blast fishing and everyone who fished caught a few. Hiking trails were amazing....More

5  Thank jjmbb1
Reviewed 17 August 2018

LODGING: We stay at the Pine Lodge when we go. John and Sharon are great hosts. The rooms are not super fancy, but are comfortable and practical. We have stayed here more than 10 times the last few years. EXPERIENCE: The lake, trails, and campgrounds...More

Thank SoulMan75
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and the campgrounds were very clean and in a very secluded wildlife area with dear running about and a stream running near. You can hear the stream and it is very soothing.Ok

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chaz b
25 September 2018|
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Response from Laurie F | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Coming from Denver you just take I-25 until you get to the Colorado City exit. Take that exit and go right through Colorado City and then Rye. Just keep going until you see signs that says San Isabel. There is a small... More
13 June 2018|
Response from Joe P | Reviewed this property |
When you are on Lake San Isabel follow the outlet of the river which is the St Charles River, across the dam down stream. Its only about a 15 minute walk to the natural slide area. The water is very cold even in the summer... More
Jennifer S
28 January 2018|
Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Never seen any or heard of any. Coyotes but not wolves.