The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland are located in the north central part of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?


The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and includes short grass prairie east of I-25. The forests and grassland is head-quartered in  Fort Collins, with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Greeley.

If you are planning a trip to the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland, make sure to check out the ARP Visitor Guide for information about recreational activities, safety, and exciting places to visit. You can also watch a video overview of the forest to take a peek at what the ARP has to offer.

Recent News


Flood Recovery Information

woman stands in a hip-high rut where a trail used to be

Due to the September 2013 flood, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts. Please use caution in all flood affected areas. Check our Flood Recovery page for closure details and information about the ARP's  response to the flood.

April Tip of the Month- It's Still Winter in the High Country

Cars parked near a snowy entrance to a closed road.


Spring is here! With the warm weather, many of us are ready to hit the road. We get our vehicles checked, resupply our provisions, gas up and call the U.S. Forest Service – it could be too early for many roads to be open. Many roads are still affected by the flood. To learn more about road status see the April Tip of the Month

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Watch Out for Avalanches!

Know the avalanche danger, what you should look for and how to prepare before you leave on your winter trip or into the backcountry.

Tunnel Hill Pile Burning Project

photo of piles visible in snow

The U.S. Forest Service plans to burn hand-piled slash near Winter Park as weather allows beginning in November and continuing until snow depths prohibit efficient and safe operations.


Pawnee National Grassland Oil and Gas Project Information

An oil rig facility on the Pawnee National Grassland.

Interest in oil and gas proposed projects on the Pawnee National Grassland continues to rise. Find information on projects, frequently asked questions and links to other useful sites here.