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
Arapaho Bay Boating Site Open to Visitor
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.
Boulder Ranger District (West of Boulder, CO)    Closed 11/11/16 for Veteran's Day. Regular hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday; closed weekends and Federal Holidays. Not all services are available during the noon hour.
Brainard Lake Recreation Area    The Brainard Lake Road is closed for the season. Park at the Brainard Gateway Trailhead, located two miles east of Brainard Lake, for free non-motorized access. Day use only (no camping).
Camp Dick Campground Open to Visitor Camp Dick and Peaceful Valley Campgrounds are open 5/20-11/20/2016 (weather dependent). The water system is off.
Canyon Lakes Ranger District (West of Fort Collins    Regular office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Office is closed Wednesdays and weekends.
Chambers Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season on 9/25/2016. No camping within closed campgrounds.
Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Center Closed to Visitor
Coulson Gulch Trail    The Coulson Gulch trail remains partially closed due to flood damage. A Forest Order prohibits use of the final few miles along with the North Sheep Mountain Trail.
Devil's Canyon Open to Visitor Currently closed due to rock slide.  Hope to have the road open by the end of July.
Diamond Rock Picnic Site   
Dowdy Lake Campground Open to Visitor Back loop close (sites 31-62). Front loops open year-round
Dunraven Trailhead Open to Visitor The lower portion of the North Fork Trail is closed due to the 2013 flood. Access to the upper portion begins near the trailhead. Foot traffic only. Bulwark Ridge trail access is open.
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Should you have questions or concerns, please call:  303-679-2312, or check the Guanella Pass Road Information Line at 303-679-2422 x.2 for updates.  Thank you.
Jim Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Contact NSCD for reservations. 970- 726 -1540
Lake Evelyn Trail # 15 Open to Visitor
Laramie River Road Open to Visitor
Lion Gulch Trail (#949) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
Mizpah Campground Closed to Visitor Campground is closed for the 2016 season due to a culvert failure and associated road damage.
North Fork Trail (#929) Open to Visitor Open to foot traffic only. Horses not permitted until further notice.
Pierson Park Road (#119) Open to Visitor This is not a through road. Enter from either the north or south side.
Round Mountain Trail (#969) Closed to Visitor
West Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season on 9/25/2016. No camping within closed campgrounds.
Winiger Ridge    Camping allowed in designated campsites on the west side of Gross Reservoir.
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage. Expected to reopen in 2017 or 2018.