Looking for a great trail in Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 132 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 71 moderate trails in Roosevelt National Forest ranging from 1.3 to 33.2 miles and from 5,357 to 13,385 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

forest

nature trips

wild flowers

wildlife

bird watching

dogs on leash

walking

lake

trail running

kid friendly

dog friendly

river

camping

snowshoeing

mountain biking

off road driving

backpacking

horseback riding

fishing

waterfall

scenic driving

cross country skiing

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.

Way up is a little rough, lots of steep inclines but the view when you get to the top is so worth it!!! This is my favorite trail to date. Sign posted at trailhead warns against mountain lions, talked to a park ranger as we were going in who said he's seen them several times, FYI if you're hiking with a dog

hiking
rocky
20 hours ago

Great trail...great views....hard to find parking area

beautiful trail, you follow the Strram all the way to the waterfall. Easy for kids I took my 9yr old and she did good a little tired at the end but made it!

hiking
snow
1 day ago

This trail offers some incredible views! An underrated/ surprise gem was the section of open field as you ascend, with Long's Peak just poking above the horizon. This is a moderate trail with some sections of rapid ascent. Worth the work for the views you get!

My friend and I did this long hike in June 2018. It was a pretty hard hike going up but once you clear the forest, you realize how lucky to be alive you are. The views are fantastic and breathtaking. We ate our lunch on a big boulder next to one of the twin lakes. We saw plenty of wildlife, including a somewhat aggressive bunch of bighorn sheep.

Lovely trail! Lovely views and waterfalls to enjoy from the reservoir. I recommend climbing to the beach and enjoying some stillness.

Easy trail, went last weekend and it was mostly snow packed and muddy. Creek runs along trail most of the way. Cool ice formations at the end.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice scenic loop - very rocky but not too strenuous. Nice incline and gorgeous views. Grasshoppers and bugs are out

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Was only able to go about 2 miles deep. Snow was knee high at that point. Its really a beautiful trail. Creek was roaring. Will definitely come back better prepared in a couple days.

off road driving
closed
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Tested F150 4x4. Great drive! Closed where blue line starts. Gate with a lock and fence around. Not even sure about regular hike. Almost no parking, but turn around at the gate.

All you dog hikers, please be aware the time for off leash hiking might be limited very soon on this beautiful trail. The Longmont City council in February approved rules to start May 1 that limit leashed dogs to one per visitor. You can comment here: https://engage.longmontcolorado.gov/button-rock-preserve?tool=survey_tool&tool_id=who-are-you-and-why-do-you-care&ts=1554943841#tool_tab

hiking
snow
4 days ago

We hiked 2 Sundays ago. It was a beautiful weather but there is still snow on the ground. My group only used crampons; and I highly recommend snow shoes. Since we started early, snow was powder fresh. You could see different kind of animal prints. I almost want to turn back and not do the hike. At the trailhead, there was a warning of bear sightings in the area. Yes, I got scared as I don’t want to be a man burger.We were not able to go to the lake as well as the trail was covered with snow. Snow was also knee and hip deep that it took all of our energy to push through. On our way back, the snow was slushy courtesy from the sun; and it made the hike on the way home very challenging. The shrillest part was that there was a fresh bear print on the trail that was not there earlier! We still keep our cool but was already on alert. Overall, we had fun and it was a good training for our Rim to River to Rim Grand Canyon epic hike. I will not call it a moderate hike with the snow on it. We will definitely be back on the summer and do this trail again.

My friends and I went hiking here on a clear day -- super windy but that was okay. There were sections of the trail that were off-leash for our dog, and that was great. People were fishing, rock climbing, hiking, all in all it was a great day. I suggest you wear sun screen though -- there's not much shade.

Nice scenic, well-packed down trail. The falls at the end were partially covered with ice, but it was still beautiful.

hiking
5 days ago

Good trails after about 1 mile of dirt road next to streams. Would have wanted more challenging course.

Adorable easy trail. Loved the over look point.

The entrance is hard to notice when you pull in, it's to the right. Not too bad of an incline, beautiful views at the top, in and out in less than an hour and a half with a prissy dog that stopped frequently because she didn't want to hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Great day on 4/16/19. Snowed briefly on us at the top. The trail is pretty dry until you make the sharp turn. Definitely wish I had brought microspikes. It's possible without, but holy cow it was tough coming down & not falling. Plus we were sliding around going up the last bit at that steepness. Worth it though! Also my recording had us just over 4 miles with the winter route through the snow.

hiking
snow
6 days ago

Lily Mountain really has some of the best views in Estes Park. Upper 1/2 of trail is snow-packed and spikes were necessary, but sufficient.

on Lion Gulch Trail

hiking
snow
7 days ago

Did this trial when I couldn’t get to triangle mountain. Happy I did it, only went the first two miles then turned around but beautiful views on the way up! Did with my dog and she loved it. Only thing I didn’t like how deep the woods you get and only saw two other people at the beginning- very unpopulated. Still some snow when I went as lots of shaded areas.

hiking
7 days ago

Never did it as couldn’t find the trail! Got to parking (where the directions lead you, tiny gravel area off the road) and no trail head to be found. I walked around and saw no trail in sight.

hiking
closed
7 days ago

Trail isn’t clearly marked, and there are some spots that requiring climbing. Not quite 2 miles, depends on how far into the reservoir you want to go. Pretty hike.

Snow & Mud along most of the trail. Views up top obscured by clouds. Did NOT need poles or knee braces. I wore Solomons which were a good choice due to conditions but Keens would be fine during summer. Nice hike with steady climbs. Decent shade along most of hike.

hiking
8 days ago

You absolutely need snowshoes. We were packing a trail most of the way.

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