Rio Grande National Forest, Monte Vista

#148 of 245 in Nature in Colorado
“The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests.”

The Forest Service manages a system of 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.
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  • My previous experience with the Rio Grand River was viewing a mostly dry river bed. What water there was dirty brown. This end is completely different. It is fast flowing and mostly clear. Well...  more »
  • The Rio Grande National Forest is absolutely breath taking. The views are amazing and so is the wildlife. We stayed here for a week and saw a ton of different animals. The moose came out every...  more »

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