San Isabel Area - South Central Colorado

Includes Beulah, Lake San Isabel, Rye

 

Beulah and the San Isabel Area, located in South Central Colorado, fit snug on the valley floor, in the foothills below the picturesque Wet Mountains. Local legend claims that this secluded valley became the favored hideout of a horse thief, Juan Mace. Located 25 miles southwest of Pueblo, this area is at an elevation of 6,500 feet. The San Isabel National Forest, an ideal place for picnicking, fishing and hiking, surrounds the area. The area is also home to Lake San Isabel, which is open year round and is stocked by the Colorado State Department of Wildlife.

Woman siting on boat dock at Lake San Isabe in Colorado
Lake San Isabel offers Fantastic Fishing, Boating and Hiking
Mountain bikers on the Green Mountain Road Trail near Fareview, Colorado
Green Mountain Trail Begins in Fairview, Colorado

 

Recreation in the surrounding San Isabel Forest includes numerous trails for summer hiking and biking that are ideal for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. A trip up nearby Greenhorn Mountain, at 12,500 ft., offers a splendid view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Another treasure hidden in the Wet Mountains is Bishop's Castle, built by Jim Bishop. The huge stone and iron castle, complete with a smoking dragon, is an intriguing side trip to the small town of nearby Rye.

Rainbow trout caught in the St. Charles River
St. Charles River Has Many Great Fishing Opportunities
Bishop's Castle
Bishop's Castle is the Areas Must See

 

Beulah also hosts a variety of unique annual events. Arts and crafts shows, a 10K run, Yule Log Hunt, the "Beulahfest" and other small town celebrations will make your visit here memorable.

Also be sure to travel the new Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway that connects Rye/San Isabel, Westcliffe and Colorado City/Pueblo via Colorado Highways 165 and 96.

San Isabel Area is near: Pueblo, Royal Gorge Area & Westcliffe

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Premium San Isabel Area Businesses

Bishop Castle & Castle Keepsakes Gift Shop  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
ALWAYS OPEN - ALWAYS FREE! One of the most genuine WONDERS of our contemporary World. Built entirely by ONE MAN. The Unique gift shop has Bishop Castle momentos and hard to find gifts.

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Featured San Isabel Area Businesses

3R Ranch Lodge  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
3R is a remote retreat with rustic cabins near Lake Isabel and Rye, southwest of Pueblo, Colorado. Ranch Lodge is a B&B with hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. PLAN: Trophy Hunting Unit 84!

cabins Winter Lodging 


Aspen Acres Campground, Inc.  link to Colorado vacation
Along the Frontiers Pathway Scenic Byway our campground in the forest. Aspen Acres is away from the town of Rye: Cabins, Outfitter Tents-Glamping, Full Hookup RV Sites. September has the best fall colors!

cabins RV Parks and Resorts Scenic Byways Fishing 


Bishop Castle & Castle Keepsakes Gift Shop  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
ALWAYS OPEN - ALWAYS FREE! One of the most genuine WONDERS of our contemporary World. Built entirely by ONE MAN. The Unique gift shop has Bishop Castle momentos and hard to find gifts.

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Pine Lodge - Colorado Mountain Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Walk to pristine Lake Isabel from our Colorado retreat. Pine cabins in scenic San Isabel National Forest. Sit back and relax in our mountain lodge. Attractions: star gazing, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, relaxing.

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Pines of Beulah  link to Colorado vacation
Mountain cabins in Beulah surrounded by ponderosa pines, Middle Creek, and San Isabel National Forest. Equipped kitchens, HDTV with cable, and DVD player. Free WI-FI. A treehouse for your kids.

cabins Pets Welcome Scenic Byways 


Table Mountain Lodge Vacation Home  link to Colorado vacation
Built for Wheelchair Accessibility, views of Table Mountain, vacation lodge home in Greenhorn Valley, a wonderland for year round outdoor fun. Less crowded than resort towns. 1 mile off Highway 165 in Rye.

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San Isabel Area Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Frontier Pathway Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Hiking Trails:
Greenhorn Mountain Road Mountain Bike Trails

Snowmobiling:
San Isabel Area Snowmobile Trails


 
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