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Welcome to Your Forests & Grassland!
As one of the most visited national forests in the country, there is an adventure waiting for everyone!
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and includes short grass prairie east of I-25. Headquarters are located in Fort Collins, Colorado with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Ault, Colorado.
Know Before You Go
Check out this important information before planning your trip to the Forests and Grassland to make your visit a great one!
From hiking and biking to camping and fishing to everything in between, the Forests and Grassland has something for you!
With 10 Wilderness areas, the Cache la Poudre River - Colorado's only Wild and Scenic River, Mount Evans, the Arapaho National Recreation Area, and Brainard Lake, you will find a place special to you.
Passes & Permits
Some areas or activities require a special pass or permit. This includes Mount Evans, the Arapaho National Recreation Area, and Brainard Lake. Get your passes and permits online!
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