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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.

We took advantage of the May 2017 snowfall on the wonderful trail! Made it to Lost lake on snowshoes! Can't wait to come back in the summertime ! It's a perfect day hike!

it's fun, and close to the metro area.

Gators and snowshoes recommend today.

Very deep snow since the last fall, trail is almost unfindable past the first few sections of the creek, and it is a-roaring with snow melt. Icicles hanging off the branches above the water and that silent packed in winter air. Beautiful place. Would recommend a friend that's been there before if this is your first time, otherwise good luck getting up past the start!

The trail has all but disappeared after about mile 3. We navigated our way to the top, and found cairns every once and a while, but it required us making our own route that roughly followed where the trail should have been. We went back down Greyrock trail, and then took the road back to our car. It was a lot of fun, but if you want to be on a trail the whole time, this is not one to do.

Walked this trail with my family on Mother's Day; it was nice and easy for my 3 year old.

Parts of the trail weren't well marked. This would make a great running trail.

we tried to get to this trail but the road was closed

I loved this trail. Wife and I hiked it in the afternoon; mid-May. Several very small stream crossings, a large beautiful meadow. The majority of the hike follows a small stream. There are stretches where it feels as if the forest is collapsing on you. I think we only saw 6-8 people throughout the entire hike. Small climb at the end but nothing too taxing. I would definitely do this one again!

9 days ago

Hiked this 5/6, a beautiful day, lots of sun. GPS was necessary - easy to lose the trail due to snowpack. Lakes still frozen. Took the steep incline just past the lakes and so glad I did - incredible views!

10 days ago

Excellent little hike that not many people seem to know about. $6 per car to enter the park, then drive up the dirt road a couple of miles to the trailhead. Not too difficult of a hike (if you're acclimated), and the scramble to the top was fun. Highly recommend while you're waiting for the snow to melt on the higher elevation hikes.

10 days ago

Hiked this during peak runoff, the views of the river are amazing, the trail itself is quite easy aside from the distance. Hiking all the way to the washed out bridge is a 14 mile round trip. During peak runoff I was able to make it 3.7 miles from the highway 14 TH until I came across a raging torrent of a runoff stream going right across the trail, I didn't have the gear to safely cross so turned around there.

10 days ago

This trail info was very deceiving. There was a picture of a lake on this page but you cannot get to is on this trail!

The trail was okay... but once you get to the end there is not place to camp!!! The trails in the Rocky Mountains park were AWFUL!

Also one side of it trail is cut off. No good! very deceiving. All in all for a day hike yes!!! the trail rocks. but for backpacking I would say a hard no!