Recreation

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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
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    The Brainard Lake Road is closed for the season. Park at the Brainard Gateway Trailhead for free non-motorized day use. Overnight camping is allowed between November 15 and April 30.
Bulwark Ridge Trail (#928-1) Open to Visitor
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail    James Canyon Drive is closed to outside cars and bicycles. See the Boulder County Road Closure page for more information.
Coulson Gulch Trail Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage. A Forest Order prohibits use. 
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.
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 Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
North Fork Trail (#929) Open to Visitor Trail is open to foot traffic only. The lower section of the trail remains closed. Hike on the road to gain access to the upper portion.
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
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage.