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Turquoise Lake is a popular fishing destination located in the San Isabel National Forest in Colorado. The lake is stocked with rainbow, brown, and lake trout, as well as kokanee salmon. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and boating. Anglers have reported success using spinners, spoons, and PowerBait. The best time to visit is in the summer when the average temperature is around 70°F. However, fishing can still be productive in the spring and fall. It is important to note that the lake can get crowded during peak season, so arrive early.

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Camping Area Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Gothic 4 9,657 ft
Portal 5 10,576 ft
Twin Peaks 37 9,615 ft
Weller 11 9,393 ft
White Star 66 9,256 ft
Parry Peak 26 9,430 ft
Lakeview - Twin Lakes 27 9,511 ft
Weston Pass 14 10,277 ft
Difficult 47 8,139 ft
Dexter 24 9,271 ft

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Rawah Wilderness

The Rawah Wilderness is a stunning wilderness area in northern Colorado, known for its rugged peaks, alpine lakes, and pristine forests. It covers an area of over 76,000 acres and is home to an array of wildlife, including elk, moose, and black bears. There are many good reasons to visit the Rawah Wilderness, from hiking and fishing to camping and wildlife watching. Some popular points of interest include the Rawah Lakes, which offer excellent fishing and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors can also explore the Laramie River Valley, which is home to a variety of wildlife and offers ...