Recreation

Photo of trails on National Forest above the ski runs showing signs and trails in deep snow

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.
Boulder Canyon    To protect nesting birds of prey in Boulder Canyon, area closures have been implemented as of February 1, 2014. Current status (map):
  • Security Risk area: OPEN
  • Blob Rock & Bitty Buttress areas: CLOSED (opens July 31)
  • Eagle Rock area: OPEN
  • Happy Hour area: OPEN
  • Bihedral & Riviera areas: OPEN
Bulwark Ridge Trail (#928-1) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
Ceran Saint Vrain Trail    This trail has been repaired. However, due to widespread flood recovery efforts, James Canyon Drive is not open to outside cars or bicycles. Only residents and others who have business at a specific address are allowed to access the road. http://www.bouldercounty.org/flood/roads/pages/status.aspx
Coulson Gulch Trail Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage. A Forest Order prohibits use. 
Crosier Mountain Garden Gate Trail (#931) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage
Crosier Mountain Glen Haven Trail (#931-2) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
Crosier Mountain Rainbow Trail (#981) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage
Donner Pass Trail (#926) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage
Grandview Campground Open to Visitor Campground will close July 30 at 1 pm due to logging operations. It is expected to reopen by September.
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.
Kelly Flats Road (#168) Closed to Visitor Flood Recovery Information
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 Campground will temporarily close July 30th at 1 pm due to logging operations. It is expected to reopen by September.
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.
North Fork Trail (#929) Closed to Visitor Closed due to flood damage.
SQUAW MOUNTAIN FIRE LOOKOUT Open to Visitor
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage.