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Arapaho National Forest

2150 Centre AVenue, Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-295-6600
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Ranked #20 of 34 attractions in Fort Collins
Type: Forests
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: The Arapaho National Forest is consistently ranked as one of the best national forests for year-round recreational use. And its no wonder, with... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a wonderful area with lots of trails for hiking, biking, rafting, and other outdoor activities. Hewlitt gulch is a great mountain bike ride, youngs gulch is a great trail run or hike with the family up a gradual trail with small creek crossings. Grey rock is an awesome hike or climb if you have the gear, and the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Wow, the mountains are spectacular, many places too pull off and enjoy the view or later in the season to walk in the streams. The fire recovery will bring much new growth next year.

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Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed in Georgetown, Colorado and took advantage of being so close to Arapaho National Forest by visiting 3 different time while we were there. Definitely take the scenic drives and stop along the way. There are many hidden gems to be found, and great picture opportunities. Also we saw a bunch of different wildlife so keep your eyes open,... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A nice flavor of Colorado woodlands. Contact the forest home office for maps.

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