Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby


The blue waters of Monarch Lake in the foreground of a scenic mountain range.

Recreational opportunities abound in this haven located high up in the Rocky Mountains. The Sulphur Ranger District is over 442,000 acres in Grand County, Colorado. Being surrounded by mountain peaks, meadows and lakes, you are in for a truly majestic experience in this forest.

Summers are filled with mountain biking near the towns of Winter Park and Fraser, hiking or backpacking in one of the five Wilderness areas or in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA), and enjoying the wildflowers and wildlife.

Many of the hiking trails are also open to equestrians. The Three Lakes of Grand, Granby and Shadow Mountain are great places to escape with your boat or a fishing pole for a day. The Stillwater area next to the town of Grand Lake has miles of trails for off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts. Camping cannot be overlooked either with 15 campgrounds and nearly 500 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sulphur Ranger District Road Status 
Operational Hours: We are serving you virtually. Contact us.
Reservations: View Campgrounds At-A-Glance table to quickly view what sites are reserve-able.
Permit Info:
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness permits are sold at this location.
  • Firewood permits are also sold for areas within the Sulphur Ranger District boundary. Firewood season usually runs June through Mid November, weather permitting. Call first for availability. Cash or check only.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Regulations vary. Be sure to visit individual web pages for your destination for updated information on regulations, restrictions, closures, directions & other important details.
  • Wilderness regulations apply in Wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Granby, CO; Grand Lake, CO; Winter Park,CO; Fraser, CO
Passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, ANRA Annual, ANRA/Rocky Mountain National Park Annual passes are available.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District
9 Ten Mile Drive
P.O. Box 10
Granby, CO 80446
Phone: (970) 887-4100, Fax: (970) 887-4111
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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Dispersed Camping

You may camp within 300 feet of most Forest Service roads as long as you are on National Forest System lands.

Download a free Motor Vehicle Use Road Map (MVUM) here . The MVUM shows roads where dispersed camping is allowed. Find out if there are any Forest campfire restrictions during your trip. If fires are allowed, use established fire rings where they exist. Put out your fire until it is cold to the touch.

Day Hiking

Areas for Day Hiking at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Backpacking

Areas for Backpacking at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Horse Riding

Areas for Horse Riding at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Viewing Scenery

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

OHV Road Riding

Areas for OHV Road Riding at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Picnicking

Areas for Picnicking at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

Snowmobiling

Areas for Snowmobiling at Sulphur Ranger District, near Winter Park & Granby

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.0768455

  Longitude : 
-105.9310619