Welcome to the Canyon Lakes Ranger District! Located in north-central Colorado, the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest encompasses approximately 650,000 acres, mostly in Larimer County. The Canyon Lakes Ranger District offers visitors a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the year, and also provides for traditional uses, such as permits for firewood gathering and grazing. We are home to four wilderness areas, three national recreation trails, two historic districts, and Colorado’s only Wild and Scenic River. State Highways 34, 36 and 14 allow for easy access to one of our many hiking trails, campgrounds, four-wheel drive roads, and lakes and streams. Stop by our office in Fort Collins and we’ll be glad to help you discover the many great reasons to visit your national forest.
At a Glance
||Regular office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Office is closed Wednesdays and weekends.
||Main office open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Visitor Center open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays. Closed on weekends and Federal Holidays. E-mail the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Visitor Center phone number is 970-295-6700. Main office number is 970-295-6710.
||Eight of Canyon Lakes Ranger District's campgrounds offer reservable campsites. Campground reservations are made through the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.
||Firewood permits are sold seasonally for the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Call first for availability. Cash or check only.
A special use permit is required for all commercial activities and any event with 75 or more people.
||Fort Collins, Loveland, Wellington, Laporte
||The District sells Interagency Access, Senior, and Annual Passes.
||2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Phone: 970-295-6700, Fax: 970-295-6797
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