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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 Niwot Ridge Trail

6 hours ago

The trailhead is Niwot Ridge, not Long Lake--that will add 1 mile to your trip

6 hours ago

Not a real trail name, this is several trails combined to make a loop. Conditions right now are snowy/icy/muddy

17 hours ago

Took the kids the dogs and the neighbors on this hike this morning. Excellent hike!

23 hours ago

off road driving
1 day ago

Drove this trail today. Easy ride with nice views. As long as the road is dry you can make it through with 2WD.

The trail was a good workout but I wouldn't rate it as hard/difficult as the site does. Although the distances traveled seem to be longer than the trail markers say, it's a beautiful hike through the forest and gorgeous views of the lakes at the top. Not too much snow right now, just a little tight as you're getting to the lower lakes. Definitely make your way toward the upper lake and take in the view of the two lower ones from above! (Hike done 10/19/17)

off road driving
2 days ago

quick trail, but super fun. i think it could be pretty hard right after a rain or during snowmelt so be advised. pretty sure it hasn't rained or snowed up there in over a week and there were plenty of mudpits and puddles. my rear license plate goes under water (despite the wake) in one section which i estimated to be just shy of 3ft. if you'd like to see a video of the run i have one up at:


07 ranger manual
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

Great! Short, sweet and sort of steep!

If you just want to hike this is not the trail you want to be on. There were so many mountain bikes. Too many to count, very frustrating.