hiking

views

walking

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

wildlife

forest

trail running

dogs on leash

kid friendly

lake

dog friendly

river

mountain biking

snowshoeing

horseback riding

camping

off road driving

fishing

scenic driving

backpacking

waterfall

fly fishing

no dogs

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.

On the easier side. Very rocky trail make sure you have good shoes. Windy up at the lake so make sure you have a layer to put on. Pretty lakes along the way!

Beautiful trail with high chance to see Moose. Highly recommend climbing Mt. Toll at the end. This gets you away from all the tourist traffic.

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful hike!! Difficult to run the first couple of miles out due to loose/bigger rocks and gravel. The last mile out is also fairly steep for running, however, the middle section is good for running. I arrived at around 7:30 am and there was still parking near the trailhead, but I would imagine it gets very busy on the weekends. The first 4 miles are in the trees, but the last 2 open up and allow for great views of the mountains and the valley below. Not too busy and incredibly gorgeous!

Easy, beautiful. Made for a perfect quick, morning hike.

Awesome hike, lots of stream crossings, beautiful pond at the end. One of my favorites prior to its closing. Looking forward to the reopening next summer.

off road driving
2 days ago

It's the most beautiful hike I've done in 3 yrs, but I didn't consider it "hard", just moderate. Planning on doing it again soon.

This trail was phenomenal! Waterfalls, wild flowers, open fields with breathtaking views, and rocky trails are what you'll find :)

hiking
2 days ago

Parking is bad on weekends and the road is rough from Eldora, so be cautious if you don't have an AWD with good clearance.

The snowshoe trail was poorly marked. Lost it twice when markers and trail disappeared.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! More on the technical side if you make the complete loop.

The parking was extremely limited, which is why I'm giving four stars. The trail was well maintained and the scenery was beautiful. Diamond Lake is well worth the hike. My 6 and 7 year olds were able to complete this hike!

Nice hike, not strenuous but it is long. The views and the mini waterfall at the lake makes it all worth it.

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome trail! Difficult in spots, but you're rewarded with beauty the whole way up and Blue Lake is stunning. We even saw a moose on the trail the day we hiked it. A word of advice - come prepared with layers!. The wind at the lake was brutal and we were treated to a brief hailstorm.

Loved this hike!! The lakes are beautiful! Highly recommend this hike