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.
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.
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