Looking for a great trail in Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado? AllTrails has 137 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 77 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

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.

hiking
snow
6 days ago

Snow shoes definitely a good idea right now. Dog friendly part is pretty dope tho.

snow shoes recommended, amazing 360 view

snowshoeing
snow
6 days ago

Fantastic snowshoe in 2.5’ of un-tracked snow up sleepy lion trail Thanksgiving morning. Road is plowed to the parking lot. Gorgeous!

hiking
snow
9 days ago

Awesome

hiking
icy
11 days ago

11/25/2019 monday arrived at 9:00 am. first part of trail is relatively dry. there is no bathroom, trash can or dog poop bags at the trail. so be sure to bring your own poop bags if you are bringing your dogs. trail is voice command not leash for dogs so if you have leash aggressive dogs this may not be trail for you. only encountered 1 other person out this morning. we went over 9 or 10 of the water crossings before we had to turn around. it was starting to snow so we opted to be safe rather than sorry. trail had a lot of icy parts on it. we did ok with our hiking boots but crampons or yak tracks would have been preferred for parts of the trail. the first few water crossings have nice bridges, then there are logs, then just rocks in the stream. hiking along the stream was lovely. excited to be able to so this trail. we only did around 6.25 miles today. but we will definitely be back to do the entire trail.

hiking
icy
12 days ago

Great hike before the November 25, 2019 snow storm.

hiking
snow
12 days ago

Hiked this on 11/24/19. Lots of snow but packed down and didn’t need snowshoes until about 3 miles in. Unfortunately we only brought our spikes - which were helpful those 3 miles but did nothing to help postholing up to our waists after that. Had to turn back after 3.5 miles but would try again with proper gear or in the summer! Wind was crazy down by the parking lot but let up the higher up we went.

hiking
muddy
snow
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

As of 11/23/2019 the trail head is open and all aspects of the trail are open. Some of the river crossings are a little spicy. During high melt times and more run off could be extra tough.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
13 days ago

The last time I hiked this trail was in August - what a difference! There's snow and ice along several stretches and I was VERY glad I brought my Yak Trax "just in case". I arrived Sunday about 10am, saw several hikers along the way and a full lot when I left. I went clockwise, starting with Sleepy Lion and ending with a straight shot down the road.

11/24/2019 - Several mile dirt road to the trailhead in a Toyota Corolla. No issues getting to the trailhead, but snow completely covered the “parking area”. There is a bathroom with a pit toilet and it was remarkably clean and stocked with plenty of toilet paper. Beautiful trail among the trees alongside a mostly ice covered creek. Trail was mostly covered in snow and was icy in spots. Micro spikes highly recommended, but you can make it without them. Some minor rock scrambling at the lake. No waterfall at this time. It was extremely windy but most of the time the trail was not directly in the wind. 5 star hike

hiking
13 days ago

TRAIL IS REOPENED! Date: 11/24/19 Start time: 9:00 Start Temp: 44F Great trail! Not for spectacular vistas but for a lovely ambling trail along a peaceful sounding creek. This area has been closed for 7 years due to fire and flood, so its survival adds to the interest. I counted 13 creek crossings on the way up (see my recording for waypoints). We were 2nd car to arrive on a Sunday morning and there were 18 cars when we left. Recommend coil traction - trail was a constant mixture of frozen dirt, refrozen snow, and ice. By afternoon much had turned to mud. This trail is great for hiking, biking, trail running.

icy
snow
14 days ago

Lily is a relatively well maintained trail. Shortish distance but steep climb. There are a couple of deceiving turns. You need to pay attention to stay on the trail. The work for the 360 view at the top is definitely worth it.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
snow
14 days ago

(10/15/19)Great easy trail with beautiful views. Drove my stock 2015 subaru forester through with some all terrain tires and had no trouble. There was maybe 2" of snow and plenty of wind but didn't take very long at all. Good options to exit are Sugarloaf Mountain or Gold Hill Road.

Hiked this on 11/23/19. There were 2-3 inches of snow on the entire trail. I used spikes for a while for better traction, but they're by no means necessary right now. Didn't see a single other hiker, or even any human tracks in the snow. Despite the snow and lack of tracks, the trail is easy to follow. (This might change when the snow gets deeper. ) This is an easy trail, just a gradual easy incline. Only one steepish part and it's under 100 yards long. No great mountain top views, but a very peaceful walk through forest and upper meadows.

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail that wasn't too crowded for a Saturday morning. We arrived at 7:45am and were the only car in the lot. We crossed paths with three hikers and two mountain bikers on the way back but still pretty quiet. We had our poles and yaktraks which made a few icy spots easier but could be done without either I’d say. Happy to have this trail back open and will definitely be back in the summer. Lots of stream crossings to cool off our dog in the summer heat.

hiking
over grown
rocky
14 days ago

Great trail when I went this summer. Bring a gps map though- some of the signage was confusing and the trail was not always well marked. Wear long pants.

Hiked 2 miles in to the junction today then turned around and headed back. 1 other car at the trailhead; but didn't see any other people the whole time I was hiking (1 hr 45 m) About 75% of the trail was covered in snow, a little ice. Would suggest microspikes, and maybe trekking poles. Not enough snow for snowshoes yet. Very pretty trail, several nice lookouts! I'll be back again when I have more time and can go all the way to the summit.

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