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Address: 2150 Centre AVenue, Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone Number: 970-295-6600
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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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Lots and lots of opportunities

The Arapahoe national forest is huge. Plenty of room for any outdoor activity you can name from an afternoon to a week long backpack.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Arapahoe national forest is huge. Plenty of room for any outdoor activity you can name from an afternoon to a week long backpack.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to drive some unpaved forest roads behind Winter Park Ski Resort. There is some very nice free dispersed camping along the creek I was traveling by. I did have to turn around since road crews were working on the upper reaches (late June 2016) but they should be done by now.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a National Forest, so it's great place for going off the beaten track. There are acres and acres that are only available on foot. There are seasonal roads, roads that are only suitable for high-clearance vehicles, and road closures from floods and fires. Be sure to check in on the website for the most up to date information.... More 

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Fort Collins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many beautiful hiking trails here. It is not as busy as going into Rocky Mountain National Park. Locals prefer hiking here as the scenery is lovely and the Park has become very crowded.

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Thank Linda C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

A great afternoon drive with a lots of beautiful photo opportunities , places to stop along the way to have a nice picnic. A wonderful place to get away and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The address given is just the office, not the forest. The forest is a natural area and beautiful, especially during the fall when the Aspens turn.

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Just south of the touristic and crowded Rocky Mountain NP, this is a big and uncrowded forest with beautiful valleys, mountains and stream. It is ideal for a relaxing weekend of hiking, camping and fishing. There are many spots where the pines are suffering from a natural disease.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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