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 the ARP Visitor Guide for information about recreation opportunities, safety tips, and exciting places to visit! Watch a video overview to take a peek at what the forest has to offer.

Reminder: All Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland offices will be closed:

  • December 25 and 26
  •  January 1 

Recent News


Flood Recovery Information

Poudre Wilderness Volunteers has hosted more than a dozen workdays on flood damaged trails

Due to the September 2013 flood, the Arapaho and Roosevelt NFs and Pawnee NG officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts.  Check our Flood Recovery page for closure details and information about the ARP's  response. Learn more about the National Forests recovery progress one year later.

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree

Small boy in a red coat poses with Smokey Bear in the snow.

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November/December Tip of the Month: Winter Season is here!

Peaceful Valley Campground on  snowy day

The holiday season is here. Some opportunities are over and some are just beginning. Keep in mind that road, trail and area closures still exist due to flood damage.

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.