San Isabel National Forest is home to 19 peaks that reach to over 14,000 feet. This includes the state’s highest peak, Mount Elbert, which sits, appropriately, next to Mount Massive. Across all of this vertical space, visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor recreation from skiing to hiking, from boating to rock climbing. From every overlook, intrepid travelers will glimpse snowy mountain peaks and alpine lakes among thick evergreen forest. The vast protected land ensures all of the region’s natural beauty will be preserved for the foreseeable future. With much to see, you will not want to travel far from the forest and its superb landscapes. Check out our list of unique accommodations in the backyard of San Isabel National Forest and stay the night in Colorado’s mountainous domain.