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Address: CO
Phone Number: +1 970-925-8484
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Located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this forest offers a...

Located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, this forest offers a range of recreational activities from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to hunting and fishing.

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Driving and stopping

We stopped a couple of times for mini hikes. Idk the trails' names but they are all so beautiful any one will do.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Christy B
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Madisonville
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Madisonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped a couple of times for mini hikes. Idk the trails' names but they are all so beautiful any one will do.

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Thank Christy B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We were excited to go on a 9 day fishing trip on this beautiful river. We planned and planned. The reality was a harsh one. We arrived and found this gorgeous river was fenced in almost all 45 miles along the Flat Top Wilderness Scenic drive. I am sure the fishing was great on the meandering stretches of flat ripples... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The splendor of the Rockies, with groves of aspen trees and fir trees, lakes and creeks and rocks and snow, wildflowers and acres and acres of nature just doing its thing...great place to experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

We recently visited the White River National Forest and admired the beauty of the Continental Divide; the Independence Pass, San Isabel Pass, the fragile world of the tundra, Roosevelt national park and much more. All the views are absolutely beautiful. America's national parks are wonderful. They are vast paces of land; some of them are as big as some European... More 

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Thank marined111
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Chapman Campground on site #17. The campsite is located right next to a beautiful river. I believe it is call "Frying Pan River". I've heard the fishing is great in this area. There are approximately 4 or 5 spacious sites on that particular strip. This site had its own bear box, which was nice. They do have... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Watch out for the potholes in the parking lot, but enjoy the uphill hike. Simply a beautiful walk with lots of local and their dogs around. My son and his dog and I enjoyed the walk.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

My friends living in the area took me on a hike here and it was beautiful. We were here in mid July and it was lush green and full of different flowers. . The views were wonderful The hike is up and down hill and even a few small steams to pass (no ore than ankle deep with stones to... More 

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3 Thank Donna K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We camped up on maroon creek drive in the Silver Bells campground. It was amazing. There was a rushing river behind us and beautiful mountains all around. We even got to see a brown bear! The restrooms are vaulted (no running water) but the campsites are awesome. We stayed three nights and wanted to stay a fourth but they were... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is our second visit - this time in the spring. We were hoping to see wildflowers instead of fall colors, which we did. Once again, we stayed in Avon in the Vail Valley. Both the ranger in the national forest and local residents gave us a list of their favorite hikes. Some hikes go through the aspen groves, some... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

No Parks fees, lots of dirt roads, but good roads to drive on. Amazing views, lots of Aspens, close to Vail and Beaver Creek.

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