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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland offers a diversity of outdoor opportunities and special places to explore. These lands are yours to visit, to care for and enjoy! So, what are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in Colorado’s great outdoors where recreation opportunities abound.


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Graphic: Visitor Guide.Check out our Visitor Guide (.pdf)  to find out more about recreation opportunities, safety, and unique places to visit.


Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Boulder Canyon    Closures protect nesting birds of prey Feb 1 through late July. Eagle Rock remains closed for nesting through July 31, 2019. Currently OPEN: Happy Hour, Bihedral, and Riviera climbing areas. As of March 20th, 2019, additional open areas include: Security Rock, Blob  and East Blob Rock, and Bitty Buttress.
Brainard Lake Recreation Area    Closed to motorized access. Park at the Gateway Trailhead, located two miles east of Brainard Lake, for free non-motorized use.
Clear Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for reconstruction in 2019.
Sevenmile Road (#225) Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed for spring runoff.
St. Louis Lake Trailhead    Trailhead is 6 miles from the lake & 3 miles from the old trailhead. Road is washed out 1/2 mile from old trailhead.
Young Gulch Trail (#999) Closed to Visitor The Young Gulch trail is closed due to flood damage. Expected to reopen in 2019.