dogs on leash
off road driving
The Roosevelt National Forest is a national forest located in north central Colorado. It is contiguous with the Colorado State Forest as well as the Arapaho National Forest. The forest is administered jointly with the Arapaho National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland from offices in Fort Collins.
Beautiful but definitely need your GPS during the winter. Thought we were on the right trail and realized we missed the turn 1/2 mile out. Turned around and got back on the right path...so we thought! Followed a broken trail. So close to the lakes but never made it. Wanted to get back to the car before the sun went behind the mountains.
Snowshoed the snowshoe trail just to Lake Brainard last weekend (MLK weekend 2017). Used snowshoes, but the majority of the trail was well-packed. There is only slight elevation gain to the lake. I was glad I had my AWD to get to the trailhead, but I saw plenty of 2WD cars make it, too. Busy trail! Don't plan on being alone, but it's still beautiful and scenic. Highly recommend.