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Rio Grande National Forest

1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
+1 719-852-5941
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Pretty ride and scenic. Love the ride to the Amish bakery

Always enjoy the ride thru the area. Its 10 miles out to the Amish bakery and we usually go... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Whitesboro, Texas
lovely drive through this area

drove through in June...wonderful views took in a few trails on route nothing major but very... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Steve M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1803 W. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144
+1 719-852-5941
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Reviewed 20 August 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.

Thank GaryTracySr
Reviewed 16 July 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
Reviewed 19 April 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
Reviewed 16 March 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

2  Thank txprospector
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very impressive and beautiful. Good info at visitors center and good video. Incredible views and ell managed areas.

Thank Joycebbee
Reviewed 19 November 2015

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

Reviewed 22 August 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

Thank Patricia V W
Reviewed 20 August 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
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stayed at Spectacle Lake Campground for a single night with our dog. Absolutely stunning views and well spaced campsites for an established campground. I had a few questions about nearby towns (in order to fill up the gas tank before hitting the dunes the...More

2  Thank HikingPoodle
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Hit the dunes. Bring something to slide on, a towel and flip flops for the creek...refreshing after a hike to the top. Keep the kids very close if the wind comes up. Great camping in the park.

Thank Jon J
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