hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

birding

wildlife

nature trips

forest

kid friendly

trail running

lake

dogs on leash

dog friendly

river

mountain biking

horseback riding

snowshoeing

camping

off road driving

fishing

scenic driving

fly fishing

waterfall

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.

hiking
19 hours ago

Beautiful hike mainly within the trees until you make it to the lakes. Once you're up there, it's loads of fun-walking around the lake, exploring the two lakes, climbing up further for a better view, etc...my favorite hike in CO so far.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

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.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

2 days ago

Nice trail but closed most of the year.

off road driving
2 days ago

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Easy-going snowshoeing with decent pack-down but good options for veering off-piste. We crossed the small creek shortly after the trailhead and found nice powder (with steep ascents) just east of the trail but still in the park.

on Hewlett Gulch Trail

hiking
3 days ago

on Black Powder Trail

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

snowshoeing
6 days ago

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.

beautiful place to snowshoe!

hiking
7 days ago

Could not access this trail. Several no trespassing signs were posted at the entrance.

hiking
8 days ago

Snow covered in the am, but not nearly enough to justify snowshoes. Just boots and gaiters. Trekking poles would be nice for stream crossings and general stability - trail was slick with the wet snow. The return was just a bit muddy.