Looking for a great trail in Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 139 great hiking trails, 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 78 moderate trails in Roosevelt National Forest ranging from 1.3 to 48.4 miles and from 5,357 to 13,031 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

views

forest

wildlife

wild flowers

nature trips

dogs on leash

bird watching

lake

running

walking

river

camping

dog friendly

kid friendly

mountain biking

snowshoeing

ohv / off road driving

backpacking

horseback riding

fishing

waterfall

no dogs

cross country skiing

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.

hiking
icy
10 hours ago

Awesome and beautiful!! Icy in spots, micro spikes were great! Weather was great!!

perfect weather for this hike!! a little icey in some spots but was able to do it without spikes or poles. would recommend to anyone wanting some great views and a relatively easy hike.

snow
12 hours ago

Hiked on 1/20/20. Went 2.6 miles in from the TH, at which point there were no more tracks in the snow. Beyond this point, you'd be blazing trail in deep snow. Up to this point, the entire trail was hard packed snow. I wore spikes for traction, which was very helpful. Snowshoes not necessary right now unless you plan on going off trail or past the point where you can walk on the established track.

hiking
icy
12 hours ago

Hiked this on 1/20/20 and was the only person there. Extremely icy at a few points, but beautiful! 0.8 miles in the tire tracks in the snow stopped and the snow was past my boots. Snowshoeing past this point would have been fun if I had them with me.

hiking
icy
16 hours ago

As magical as always. A very gentle, quiet, and always beautiful and awe-inspiring trail no matter what time of year you hike it. Right now the trail is about 90% ice. Microspikes are pretty important to make easy work of it and not risk falling.

Trail is almost completely dry until Nelson loop, great condition for running. Nelson loop was closed.

hiking
snow
18 hours ago

Generally an easy-to-moderate hike, entirely on a prepared / groomed trail. The trail is really more like a fire access road, wide enough for a vehicle (though the road is closed to vehicle traffic during the winter). If you’re looking for a mountain hike, this is likely not the trail you’d be looking for. The trail gets a moderate rating due to incline rather than technical skill required, though as noted elsewhere, the worst of the incline is in the beginning. The hike was perhaps most remarkable for the silent beauty...we didn’t see or here another person the entire hike, and there weren’t even footprints in the snow later in the hike. The start of the trail is somewhat further up Little Valley Rd than marked here, though the point marked in AllTrails is the best parking (which is extremely limited). All in all, we had a good hike on a beautiful day.

hiking
snow
18 hours ago

Great snowshoeing trail! Just enough difficulty to make you feel accomplished to Summit. Great view from the pass. Snow wasn’t bad. Almost seemed like micro spikes could’ve done the job for most of the trail.

hiking
snow
20 hours ago

Snowshoed on 1/20/20. The trail is snow packed but you definitely want snowshoes. Really pretty. Felt more moderate than easy with the snow!

1/20/20, trail was hard snow packed due to snow shoeing and skiers, @ the bowls/pass sign the snow was softer, trail snow not as packed. I hiked with yak tracks and had some sinking, made it ok, my son cruised with snow shoes. 1 1/2 hours to reach Montgomery pass sign, 1 hour for return trip back down. Beautiful views into north park a Poudre canyon to the East. Saw no wildlife. Met 1 skier w/ dog, 1 gentleman snow shoeing, and 3 men frantically searching for Montgomery pass yerts.

hiking
icy
snow
22 hours ago

Did this hike yesterday at sunrise. Beautiful views, and so close to Fort Collins. Once you find the actual summit (which requires some trial and error) it rewards with a small lake, and beautiful 360 views. My friend and I did NOT have microspikes (it was okay going up on the icy parts of the trail - going down was a slow challenge).

nice winter hike. sunny, no wind, and the trail was dry except for a few short icy spots. no need for spikes. Nelson loop closed, so a total of 7.5 miles instead of 9.6 miles. saw many deers.

hiking
1 day ago

Road to trailhead is packed dirt/gravel. I wasn’t sure I was on the right road until I reached the parking lot. A little bumpy, but would be fine in 2wd car. Well-marked trail. Some steep points, but overall not too hard. A good mix of things to see— the reservoir, some nice views, some fields, the stream, etc. Some icy spots today. Used spikes in parts, but could have gone without. Recommend doing the sleepy lion trail to the reservoir first, instead of ending with it. Then if you’re tired it’s smooth sailing back to the car. Also recommend passing the trail to the reservoir and then taking the next left and doubling back to it. This avoids a very rocky and steep walk up to the reservoir, and instead come down that way. This route does come out to 7 miles, though.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

A stunning hike! I’ve done this in the summer and in the snow both amazing. Today lots of ice and snow. Very picturesque, frozen waterfalls, and river crossings. The first homestead meadow was so serine. The trail was tricky to follow in a few places, because of the snow. Hiking poles helpful, show spikes a must.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

EPIC FAILURE!!! Guys were shooting very close to the trail head. Would’ve given 0 stars but it wouldn’t let me. This was one of the worst and most scary hikes I’ve ever been on!! Not to mention leftover campsites, garbage and shell casings everywhere!!! Ended up driving past where I was supposed to park on the side of the road and kept going up the road until I hit a sign that said private property. Turned around and parked where I saw a couple of other cars. There’s a tiny sign for the park and then another on the other side that says the road is closed. Said road is the one you have to walk up to get to the poorly marked trailhead. Make sure to bring your spikes, if you plan on going after this review, because it’s a sheet of ice all the way up the steep road. When you get to the gate go left immediately or you’ll run into the guys shooting like I did! The trail you’re suppose to take goes down into a valley. If you hit another gate after you’ve gone left you’ve missed the trail head. Beyond the other gate is for off roading I believe. It’s almost as if the people living off the private road don’t want hikers over their so they go down there shooting to scare them off. Very disappointed in humans and the way they treat this beautiful place after this experience.

hiking
icy
no shade
rocky
snow
1 day ago

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Absolutely gorgeous trail! However, I didn't make it all the way to Lake Isabella due to the incredibly deep snow I encountered after Long Lake. Was about 1500-2000 ft from the lake, but the snow was too deep and loose.

hiking
snow
1 day ago

hiking
scramble
snow
1 day ago

A bit tough if you are recently arrived from sea level. Trail was snow covered but packed. Micro spikes highly recommended. View from the summit absolutely stunning

snowshoeing
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Awesome trail for showshoeing! I wouldn’t do it without spikes or a pole for stability. I was fairly challenged in some spots. We felt like the trail knocked us down a few times but overall it was an epic day!

I love this little gem of a trail. It is short and sweet yet ever so gorgeous. Today we definitely needed spikes the entire way up and the entire way back. Enjoy!

hiking
icy
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Super fun trail, we wandered around quite a bit and it was closer to two miles. Solid incline for kiddos and a lot of bang for your buck on such a short hike. Beautiful views and somehow we lucked out and there was no wind. We went on a Saturday and it was nearly empty...plenty of parking spaces around 11am! Would highly recommend spikes for a majority of the trail. We did it without, but had a few slip n slide moments.

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