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The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) 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, Colo., with district offices in Boulder, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Granby and Ault, Colo.

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Christmas Tree Cuttiing

Cutting the perfect Christmas tree on a snowy day.

Celebrate the holiday by cutting your own tree on either the Canyon Lakes or Sulphur ranger districts this season. Trees can be cut on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (near Red Feather Lakes) or the Sulphur Ranger District (near Fraser and Winter Park). Buy your permit online now for these locations from Open Forest. Permits can also be purchased in person. See the details, locations dates and times for in person purchases. 

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests Recreational Sport Shooting Management

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests released its final decision on the Recreational Sporting Shooting Management Project June 13 on the project's webpage.

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Magnolia Trails Project

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Learn about the decision and see highlights, maps and documents from the Magnolia Trails Project. Continue to follow this page for updates during implementatio...

Forsythe II Project Information

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The U.S. Forest Service's Boulder Ranger District is developing a proposed action to restore landscapes in the wildland urban interface near Nederland and Gross Reservoir.