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Address: 2150 Centre AVenue, Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone Number: 970-295-6600
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Activities: Camping, Hiking
Description: The Arapaho National Forest is consistently ranked as one of the best...
The Arapaho National Forest is consistently ranked as one of the best national forests for year-round recreational use. And its no wonder, with wildlife and timber in abundance, as well as opportunities for all sorts of recreational activities, such as fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and skiing.
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Every step a new, gorgeous view

We got to explore a couple of different areas in ANF after we learned that the road to Mount Evans was closed. The opportunities for great photographs were plentiful. I felt like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We got to explore a couple of different areas in ANF after we learned that the road to Mount Evans was closed. The opportunities for great photographs were plentiful. I felt like every step I took offered a completely different, stunning view.

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went out meandering for one more drive through the stunning mountains before heading back home. This time we crossed into the Arapaho National Forest: looked a lot like the Roosevelt National Forest to us! LOL... Stunning views, windy roads, no traffic --just a peaceful and inspiring place. The day started out a little chilly, but warmed up fast. We... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The temperature changed from 80 to 40, in just a few hours. Drive to Cameron Pass to see moose. Stop at visitor centers. Count on at least 3 hours to get to Cameron Pass from Fort Collins.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Neighbor to the Roosevelt National Forest, the Arapaho offers scenic roads and killer scenery. Especially beautiful in summer when you can smell the pines and fall with its foilage display.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The sights were nice. A much better alternative to the major highways in the area. Best views are in Spring and Fall.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I went to the forest to hike a trail. We were so very happy we did. The scenes are great if you can get to a higher point. We were able to set up off trail and have a little picnic. The only downside is that the trail we were on was not as well marked as... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is what Colorado IS!! We go to Grand Lake every year to go camping in the ANF. The scenery is to die for, fishing is awesome, driving on a back mountain road is an adventure, tons of wildlife!! The only thing that breaks my heart about this forest is the pine beetles had killed so many trees but once... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A nice outing and picturesque. Really enjoyed access and many diff trails with different range of ability

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Milliken, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great, large, national forest, South of Rocky Mountain National Park and west of Denver and Boulder. Great options for camping and hiking. High peaks, great trails with streams and small waterfalls. Fall color and elk bugling as can' misses.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The drive here is amazing and scenic, but we just plugged in "Arapaho National Forest" and it took us right up a single-lane, dirt road up a mountain, with patches of ice draped across it... this wasn't something our 2-wheeled drive rental car was meant to handle. However, you'll be fine if you're careful and get there to leave before... More 

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