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trail running

lake

dogs on leash

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river

mountain biking

cross country skiing

off road driving

camping

scenic driving

skiing

fishing

horseback riding

waterfall

backpacking

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.

We are visiting from Kentucky! Gorgeous!

hiking
6 hours ago

backpacking
8 hours ago

Good lake for a quick acclimating backpacking trip for the season. We camped overnight at Hassel lake just to get ready for the season. I caught a 4in brookie on worms. Bring bug spray.

amazing hard climb. take your time, at the end it is worth it. goats pop out from everywhere, it's amazing.

camping
1 day ago

If you're used to hiking everything in this one is a real treat! I of course suggest driving all the way to the lake! The road is really rocky so be sure to have a spare and also know how to use it! I have a high clearance full size truck and I even scraped once (all though I probably should have put a tire on that rock). Also, you need 4x4 if you want to drive to the lake. I tried just rear wheel and I wouldn't have made it because some spots you would just spin your wheels and then have to reverse down a very sketchy spot. There is a ton of sites on the road just before the lake but if you go all the way to the lake there is a few to choose from. Yes, people are shooting but it is more down by the spots on the road so if you want more peace go all the way to the lake. Lake is good for fishing. You see other lakes on this map... I highly suggest driving all the way to lake and then day hiking to at least the lake above water fall (it's kinda a tough hike). It's windy at the top by the lake so batten down the hatches. Check it out, it's fun for car camping, fishing, hiking and shooting!

hiking
1 day ago

We hikes this on 8/20/17. A perfect day to hike, and an awesome trail. This is we well marked trail, with alot of places to camp if you wanted to. we arrived at 09:30 am, so there weren't many people on the trail. there are a lot of Aspen trees on the way up, so this will be an awesome trail to hike in the fall when the leaves turn.

Great trail