Arrowhead Lodge Visitor Center

Area Status: Closed
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Front view of the Arrowhead Lodge, used as the visitor center in the Cache la Poudre River corridor.

Arrowhead Lodge was originally built as a summer mountain resort. Construction began in 1933 and the lodge opened for business in 1935. In 1984, Arrowhead Lodge was transferred from private to public ownership in a land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service. Today Arrowhead Lodge serves as a visitor center for people traveling and recreating in the Cache la Poudre River corridor. Staff answers questions, and sells forest maps and federal recreation passes.

The lodge is also known as a viewing spot for bighorn sheep, mostly on the hillsides behind the main buildings.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Open Season: 6/1 - 9/2
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Rustic
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S.F.S
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information

Directions: From Fort Collins, take Highway 287 north eleven miles, turn west onto Colorado Highway 14. Travel 34 miles west. The lodge will be on your right.

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Arrowhead Lodge has two picnic tables nestled under the trees for visitor use. There are no fire rings or grates.

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed in the fire ring or grate provided.

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