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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.

Very icy on Sunday 15 October. Promised to be very nice hike but within 2 miles I fell four times. I forgot to bring traction devices. I'll try it again next time with them.

Trail conditions were as expected for mid October. Icy patches were scattered all throughout the trail. This will slow you down a tad, but the view from the upper Mohawk lake will not be easily forgotten. Incredible. Would absolutely do it again.

Fun little trail with hardly any people.

Great easy hike with awesome views of the mountains. A few fun creek crossings too

Nice, easy trail. Didn’t cross paths with anyone else since its later in the season and a week day. Water running alongside the great majority of the trail makes for a nice peaceful, leisurely hike.

Fantastic weather, excellent views. The upper half of the trail was covered in snow. We used YakTrax and had no problems. There were just a few areas where the snow was soft and our shoes sank in the snow, but no more than ankle deep. As usual the temperature range was dramatic, warm calm winds at the bottom and icy cold high winds towards the top.

off road driving
3 days ago

nice trail. did not feel nervous at all on any of the sections. some fun stretches, nice views were the loop connects. family had fun. Jeep lifted with 35s, fairly easy trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely not for the faint of heart this time of year. Bring traction assistance and poles at the minimum. Wind proof clothing is a must.

100% worth the effort to get to the top of both peaks.

I ended up hiking up the road, because I didn't trust that my Ford Escape would have the clearance I need to get over the road. If you have a pickup truck, 4Runner, or Jeep though, you'll totally be fine. A ton of awesome campsites once you are up by the lake/loch.

The hike up the road isn't bad, but I don't think I would do it again. There was quite a bit of traffic going up the road, which I was walking on. Once up at the lake, I hiked up to the top of the waterfall which is definitely worth it. If I had been able to drive to the lake, I would have kept exploring the higher altitude lakes.

Loved it. So so pretty!

Great hike. Trail was a little sloppy and iced over in areas. Hiking sticks were a good help. Water at lower Mohawk is pretty frozen. Free flowing up at upper Mohawk. Saw some folks out today but nothing too crowded.

Great hike! Beautiful pine forest.

Get there early to get the best parking. Take $5 for parking. Awesome views. Did this in June. Still snow and some snow boarders. Nice place. Glad we did it while in Colorado. Change in elevation makes a little harder if you are not used to the elevation.

Great hike.It's one of my favorites! This morning the trail still had packed snow and a lot of ice. We saw a few people fall. Be prepared and have good traction options with you. Windy up top, but absolutely GORGEOUS!

hiking
3 days ago