wild flowers




nature trips


kid friendly

trail running


dogs on leash

dog friendly


mountain biking

horseback riding



off road driving


scenic driving

fly fishing


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.

Great hike- lots of different elements to this hike! Fantastic workout

The trail was one of the most diverse and rewarding I've ever been on, and the big payoff is the actual lake, and bouldering up to the rocks surrounding it for a picnic and relaxing nap. We started at Tom Bennett and just took our time checking out all the places to camp along the way, and of course, beautiful Cirque Meadows. It'll be an annual tradition, with camping next time.

5 days ago

6 days ago

First 1.5mi is very steep. View is great about 2-2.5 miles in. Not sure how busy this trail would be in the summer with vehicles and dirt bikes.

nice short but steep hike. Great views.

Easy loop. Nice scenery. Would recommend checking it out.

7 days ago

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10 days ago

Love this hike. I live close by and I love to camp up there. Getting to it in the winter can be tricky, its not very popular to snowshoe or ski to. I'd definitely bring a GPS if you want to find your way to crater lakes in winter.

12 days ago

This is a trail we always end up at for snowshoeing! It has a lot of snowpack and is dog friendly, an essential for a good trail. Not too many people this day, it was snowing a bit but the conditions were great otherwise. More of a trail, not too much to see through the trees and the trail is a bit hard to navigate the dog friendly parts, but good overall!

Easy loop trail. A good Sunday morning walk.