Canyon Lakes RD (West of Fort Collins, CO)

  

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

Operational Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  Closed on weekends and Federal Holidays. E-mail the Canyon Lakes Ranger District.
Reservations: 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.
Permit Info: 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.
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Loveland, Wellington, Laporte
Passes: The District sells Interagency Access, Senior, and Annual Passes.
Information Center: 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Phone:  970-295-6700, Fax:  970-295-6797 Follow the district on Twitter for recreation updates.

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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OHV Road Riding

Off-Highway vehicle (OHV) riding is increasing in popularity on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Request a free Motor Vehicle Use Map of roads which shows all roads open to non-licensed vehicles. Larimer County Roads are not open to OHVs.

The Road Status Table lists openings and closures for CLRD's most popular roads and is updated regularly.

Areas for OHV Road Riding at Canyon Lakes RD (West of Fort Collins, CO)

OHV Trail Riding

Off-Highway vehicle riding is increasing in popularity on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Request a free Motor Vehicle Use Map of roads which shows all roads open to non-licensed vehicles.

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Canyon Lakes RD (West of Fort Collins, CO)


Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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