cross country skiing
dogs on leash
off road driving
Arapaho National Forest is a National Forest located in north-central Colorado, United States. The facility is managed jointly with the Roosevelt National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland from the United States Forest Service office in Fort Collins, Colorado. The combined facility of 1,730,603 acres (2,704.07 sq mi, or 7,420.35 km²) is denoted as ARP (Arapaho, Roosevelt, Pawnee) by the Forest Service.
Nice beginning snowshoe trail. Can hear I-70, but pretend the sound is of a river running wild. FYI, park to the RIGHT of the chimney, not in front or to the left. There is a private drive way. This site isn't allowing me to show the photo and this is the 2nd time trying to write this. If it doesn't show up again, so be it. Only 2 stars for the site, for its ease of use.
Such a beautiful lightly trafficked trail. Since no one is out there really, having your dog off leash was awesome. A place a dog can be a dog! Snow was great, and though the trail is not very clearly marked as far as the trail itself, if you look it up in advance, you will be fine! The trailhead is super easy to get to also!
had a great time trying out my new 16 jeep renegade latitude 4x4. got a lot laughs and strange looks but I made with no problems all the way to the top and decided to turn around since we still have the factory tires on it and didn't want to push our luck. even know we was on 2 wheels turning around. still had no issue
Went 12/24 and it was beautiful! Although lots of skiers flying down hill so it's a good idea for dogs to stay on leash as much as it sucks. It was very deep packed snow but we managed with our vasque hiking boots. After this hike, we are seriously considering snow shoe purchases to cut the effort and speed everything up. It's a pretty steep incline at altitude so that with every step sinking in, I was worn out. We didn't make it all the way out of the tree line because the winds whipped up but we will definitely be back to finish it! Note: when you get to the Henderson mine gate, go right to the road for Jones Pass. That will take you further up towards the trail head and parking lots.