hiking

views

walking

wild flowers

nature trips

birding

forest

wildlife

trail running

lake

kid friendly

snowshoeing

river

dog friendly

cross country skiing

mountain biking

dogs on leash

camping

off road driving

scenic driving

skiing

horseback riding

fishing

waterfall

backpacking

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.

on St. Mary's Glacier

hiking
5 days ago

Gorgeous day for this hike -- the skies were clear for the first time (we've done this hike about 3-4 times). The hike up to the lake/glacier doesn't require microspikes, but they are incredibly useful. Recommend sturdy hiking boots at minimum. Scaling the glacier definitely requires microspikes at minimum -- can also be completed with snowshoes or AT setup. James Peak summit would probably require snowshoes.

Took this trail with my wife, a friend, friends teenage son, and 3 kids (5, 6, 7). This was a great hike for all. Varying terrain, beautiful views, calming sound of the falls and creek. It was an awesome afternoon hike and certainly one that has gotten our engines going for more hiking this summer.

hiking
6 days ago

Great views! Short hike but expect an incline. There is still snow on the trail

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing views on this hike! There's still snow so make sure you have waterproof hiking shoes! Lake was also still frozen. Didn't take long

off road driving
6 days ago

Great moderate trail. Great scenery went to the top and then had to rescue a jeep on it's top. Thank God for a ARB bumper and a warn winch on my jeep. and a Polaris RZR we had the jeep upright in no time.as for Yankee hill. Great views with good trails and great people.we will be back soon

ok, maybe I am navigationally challenged, but started out on wrong heading. basically, from map provided you start at Nordic center and head West. towards top very difficult to see trail. 4-23-2017. mostly because of snow and many downed trees. hit Columbine point and chapel is a must, however.

off road driving
6 days ago

Excellent beginner trail for those looking to test their desire driving off road in the mountains. The off road section is mostly hard packed with some small ruts, potholes, washouts, but very minor. Views are great and cliffs right next to road can take your breath away.

off road driving
6 days ago

snowshoeing
6 days ago

A nice trail to just stroll on

snowshoeing
7 days ago

Great views! Some tricky switchbacks.