Canyon Lakes Ranger District

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Welcome to the Canyon Lakes Ranger District!

Located in north-central Colorado, the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest encompasses approximately 650,000 acres, mostly in Larimer County.

The Canyon Lakes Ranger District offers a variety of recreation opportunities throughout the year, and also provides for traditional uses, such as permits for firewood gathering and grazing. We are home to four wilderness areas, three national recreation trails, two historic districts, and Colorado’s only Wild and Scenic River. State Highways 34, 36 and 14 allow for easy access to one of our many hiking trails, campgrounds, four-wheel drive roads, and lakes and streams.

Stop by our office in Fort Collins at 2150 Centre Ave., Building E (closed Wednesdays) and we’ll be glad to help you discover the many great reasons to visit your national forest. You can also follow the district on Twitter at Our visitor information phone number is 970-295-6700 and our business office number is 970-295-6710.

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