Recreation

Sign in James Peak Wilderness.

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland offers a diversity of outdoor opportunities and special places to explore. These lands are yours to visit, to care for, but most of all, to enjoy! So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in Colorado’s great outdoors where recreation opportunities abound.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bellaire Lake Campground Open to Visitor Loop A is open. Loop B (campsites 23,24,25,26 & 27) will remain closed for the season.
Berthoud Pass Trailhead    No winter sledding allowed on either side of the pass. No snowmobiling in the area. No camping, campfires, stoves, dogs or smoking inside the Berthoud Pass warming hut.
Brainard Lake Recreation Area Open to Visitor The road is scheduled to close on October 19, 2014. However, an earlier closure is possible depending on snow and ice. Check the Road Status Page before your visit.
Bulwark Ridge Trail (#928-1) Open to Visitor
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail    There is no public access to this area. James Canyon Drive is closed to outside cars or bicycles (residents only). Boulder County Road Closure page.
Coulson Gulch Trail Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage. A Forest Order prohibits use.
Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail (#931) Open to Visitor
Crosier Mountain Glen Haven Trail (#931-2) Open to Visitor
Crosier Mountain Rainbow Trail (#981) Open to Visitor
Donner Pass Trail (#926) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage
Grandview Campground Open to Visitor
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Questions or concerns, please contact our office: 303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates. Thank you.
Jenny Creek Trail    The Jenny Creek area is closed to motorized uses until September 27 for restoration work including motorized access to Forest Service Trail 808.1 (from Yankee Doodle Lake) and Forest Service Road 502.1 (from Rollins Pass Road).
Kinney Creek Trailhead Open to Visitor Kinney Creek Trailhead is now open.
Lefthand OHV Trailhead Closed to Visitor Lefthand OHV was severely damaged by flood waters. There is no access. A Forest Order prohibits entry.  
Lion Gulch Trail (#949) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
Long Draw Campground Open to Visitor
Meadow Creek Reservoir Fishing Site Open to Visitor Meadow Creek Reservoir is now open.
Mizpah Campground Closed to Visitor Campground is closed for the 2014 season due to a culvert failure and associated road damage.
Mount Evans Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Mount Evans road will be partially closed for the season at 8 a.m. on Sept. 2. For more information http://www.coloradodot.info/news/2014-news-releases/08-2014/partial-closure-of-mount-evans-highway-next-week
North Fork Trail (#929) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
Pawnee Campground Closed to Visitor This campground at Brainard Lake is closed for the season. Do not camp in a closed campground.
SQUAW MOUNTAIN FIRE LOOKOUT Open to Visitor
Sevenmile Road (#225) Open to Visitor
Storm Mountain Road (#153) Open to Visitor
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage.