The stunning San Isabel National Forest is a true gem — even among Colorado’s plentiful national forests! The trails make for desirable destinations year-round, whether you want to use snowshoes, cross-country skis or hiking boots. One of the most popular, for good reason, is the Venable and Comanche Trail Loops, a 12-mile trek that can be easily divided into smaller segments. The Rainbow Trail is also a popular destination for hikers, runners and mountain bikers.
For hunters, the San Isabel National Forest offers the chance to go out on your own or work with a guide from local hunting outfitters.
And don't forget winter Ski Season - head out for a day at Monarch Mountain - located 45 minutes west, then stop for a delicious meal in Salida on your way back!