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.
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests released 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.
The proposed Forest Plan direction includes two goals and four objectives for recreational sport shooting. A map displays this proposed direction on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests identifying the National Forest lands suitable for dispersed recreational sport shooting using current regulations, not suitable for dispersed recreational sport shooting, and proposed as designated shooting areas. Learn more
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 and progress.