Rio Grande National Forest  

  The Rio Grande National Forest provides access to countless developed and natural attractions. The forest includes the rugged and jagged peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and the forested table lands and glacial canyons of the San Juan Mountains.


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Within these areas high lakes and alpine streams, create livable habitat for wildlife of all sizes. Also in these forested areas are trails, campgrounds, picnic grounds, four-wheel drive roads and scenic highways to interest visitors from all walks of life.

The 1,852,000 acre Rio Grande National Forest is on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide in southern Colorado. Alamosa is its eastern gateway, Creede is in the heart of the Forest. The U.S. Highways servicing the Rio Grande are 285 and 160. State Highway 149 takes you to Creede and over Spring Creek Pass to Lake City. The major drainages on the forest include the Rio Grande, Alamosa River and Conejos River

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