nature trips

wild flowers


dogs on leash




trail running

dog friendly


kid friendly

mountain biking


cross country skiing


off road driving

scenic driving



horseback riding


fly fishing


rock climbing

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.

Gate was locked. No way in!!!

8 hours ago

Good hike, easy to get off the trail with all the snow. Bring snowshoes or crampons!!

Did this hike 2 weekends ago. Conditions were still very good. Most of the snow was encountered before the treeline in the first 1.25 miles. Leaving early when the temps are down can save you some postholing with firmer snow, otherwise you may struggle. Still, I wouldn't say snowshoes are necessary right now because once you gain the ridge there is little to no snow the remaining 2.25 miles.

Expect cold temps and strong winds for this portion, pretty standard for 12k feet on December. Views are incredible - see pictures.

Overall I loved this hike and feel it is often overlooked, like the Berthound Pass area in general. Highly recommend! Follow me on IG @seesienza for more colorado trail pictures.

Great hike. Few snow spots as of 12/16, but didn't need any spikes. Amazing views.

Little snow but still really good traction

Great hike. Easy to follow trail up until it starts becoming steep going to the first lake. I did the climb following animal tracks. Really cold and windy but it's so beautiful and quiet at the top.

2 days ago

It was spring at the start and snow pack at top. But I loved it

Such an amazing hike!!! We had the trail to ourselves until we were at the bottom. I was a little worried about the condition of the trail, but the snow was packed really well and wasn’t too slick until you got near the top where it was mostly ice, not snow. If you have trekking poles and/or spikes I would recommend bringing them, but I’m sure you’ll be fine without them. It is definitely worth the trip! Happy hiking!!!

3 days ago

Great Lake View
HeadUp Need 5 dollars cash for the parking

Busy, but a lot of wild life and good views!

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