A law enforcement agent looks over a marijuana grow site where more than 11,700 plants were found in southern Colorado's San Isabel National Forest in 2015. (Provided by the U.S. Forest Service)

More than 11,700 pot plants found in San Isabel National Forest in Colorado

Updated Sept. 11, 2015 at 12:23 p.m.

More than 11, 700 marijuana plants and accessories were eradicated from a “marijuana garden” in the San Isabel National Forest, officials said.

Law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to take out a marijuana grow site located in the Cordova Pass area about 40 miles northwest of Trinidad, according to a Rocky Mountain Forest Service news release.

Hunters spotted the site and tipped off law enforcement, the forest service said.

Two men were arrested at a camp site within the cultivation area, the release said. The men have not been identified yet.

The site spread across 10 acres, with some growing areas above 10,000 feet in elevation, the release said.

“This marijuana eradication was one of the largest on National Forest System lands in Colorado,” said U.S. Forest Service special agent in charge Laura Mark.

Anyone with information about this illegal grow site is asked to contact the U.S. Forest Service law enforcement at 303-275-5266.

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