Areas of the Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts remain closed due to the flood. Those areas that have re-opened are still near or accessed by routes that are being used by those conducting road repair, continuing emergency response support and other activities. Visitors should expect delays and additional restrictions may be in place by county. The current condition of many forest roads is unknown until our initial assessment is completed. Please use caution in all rain affected areas. Check our Flood 2013 page for closure details.
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) offer unsurpassed fishing and hunting opportunities.
Projects on the National Forest can temporarily impact access any time of the year. Closures of areas, roads and trails can change quickly due to hazard tree removal, road work, wildfire, wind events, flooding and other activities. Your hunting destination or access route may be affected. Be informed before you plan your hunt on National Forest System lands. Plan alternative routes and areas to hunt in case closures occur. Keep up-to-date by checking below for the status of areas and roads within the Ranger District where you plan to hunt:
Pawnee National Grassland (Weld County): Check for hunting opportunities with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Make sure you have a map to avoid trespassing on intermixed private land. Note as of Jan. 1, 2015, hunting is restricted on the Central Plains Experimental Range.