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.

Planning a trip? Check out our Visitor Guide for information about recreation opportunities, safety tips, and exciting places to visit! Check our recreation page to find places to hike, camp, picnic and more.


Target Shooting Video Series Now Available

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The 5-video series provides tips for safe and respectful target shooting on public lands

 A new video series entitled “Safety & Respect” has been created by the Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership, or Sport Shooting Partnership. The five-video series was created to help new and experienced target shooting participants have a safe and successful experience on public lands. Each video in the series highlights an important aspect of the target shooting from choosing a safe location to cleaning up afterward.

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Recreational Sport Shooting Project

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Check out the new interactive map published for the Recreational Sport Shooting Project.

 Learn more about the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties.  

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Magnolia Trails Draft Decision Released

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Learn about the draft decision and see highlights, maps and documents from the Magnolia Trails Project.

Forsythe II Project Information

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The U.S. Forest Service's Boulder Ranger District is developing a proposed action to restore landscapes in the wildland urban interface near Nederland and Gross Reservoir.