Roosevelt National Forest Guide

Located a short distance west of Fort Collins, Colorado, Roosevelt National Forest is on the north and east sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. This 815,000-acre area, originally part of the Medicine Bow Forest Reserve, was renamed Roosevelt National Forest in 1932 as a tribute to President Theodore Roosevelt. There are 183 named mountains in this forest, including North Arapahoe Peak and South Bald Mountain. The Peak-to-Peak Highway, which is the northernmost highway to cross the Continental Divide, runs through this park before continuing to Fort Collins. 

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Roosevelt National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Roosevelt National Forest

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How to get to Roosevelt National Forest

Address: Colorado 14 West, Bellvue, CO 80512

Fee: Entry fee $0

Roosevelt National Forest is a great place to explore. You can go hiking, fishing, stargazing, and nature watching at this location. The elevation changes drastically within this national forest, so be sure to prepare for quick weather changes. A fantastic way to explore this area is in an RV, so bring yours on your trip. If you do not have an RV, then rent one from RVshare, and hit the open road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Roosevelt National Forest

Is there a fee to get into Roosevelt National Forest?

No, there is no fee to get into Roosevelt National Forest. However, there may be fees or permits required for certain activities like camping in developed campgrounds or using certain day-use areas.

Does Roosevelt National Forest offer free camping sites?

Yes, Roosevelt National Forest offers free camping sites. Dispersed camping is allowed in many areas of the forest and does not cost. There are also developed campgrounds where visitors can camp for a fee.

Is Roosevelt National Forest open all year round?

Yes, Roosevelt National Forest is open year-round. Some services, like certain developed campgrounds, are only open during the summer months but there are winter activities like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing that you can do in the winter in the forest.

How many hiking trails does Roosevelt National Forest have?

There are hundreds of miles of trails in Roosevelt National Forest. You'll find trails for every ability, from easy walks to serious treks up mountains.

Can you kayak, canoe, or raft in Roosevelt National Forest?

Yes, you can kayak and canoe in Roosevelt National Forest. There are also rafting trips in the forest that will take you down the Cache la Poudre River.