National Forests and Grasslands in Colorado


Lake San Cristobal, Gunnison National Forest
Lake San Cristobal, Gunnison National Forest

US Forest Service Properties in Colorado

Name Acreage Points of Interest
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
Fort Collins, CO
1,813,000 Mt. Goliath Natural Area, Mt. Evans, Comanche Peak, Cache la Poudre, James Peak, Neota and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas, Mt. Evans Scenic Byway, Cache la Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway, multiple ski areas, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Moffat Tunnel, Cache la Poudre River.
Comanche National Grassland
Pueblo, CO
463,373 Picketwire Canyon dinosaur tracksite
Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Junction, CO
346,555 Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-topped mountains on Earth. Aspen and pine forests, Lands End Overlook, Grand Mesa Scenic Byway
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison, CO
1,700,000 Lots of Rocky Mountain scenery, Slumgullion Earthflow, Powderhorn, Fossil Ridge, Uncompahgre, West Elk, Raggeds and La Garita Wilderness Areas
Pawnee National Grassland
Fort Collins, CO
193,060 Pawnee Buttes, Chalk Bluffs
Pike National Forest
Pueblo, CO
1,106,000 Pikes Peak, Lost Creek, Buffalo Peaks and Mount Evans Wildernesses, Lake Abyss Scenic Area, Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area
Rio Grande National Forest
South Fork, CO
1,800,000 Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges, Continental Divide, Wheeler Geologic Area, Weminuche, Sangre de Cristo and South San Juan Wildernesses
Routt National Forest
Laramie, WY
1,125,000 Continental Divide, North Park, Hahn's Peak, Mount Zirkel, Sarvis Creek and Rawah Wildernesses, high grasslands and alpine lakes.
San Isabel National Forest
Pueblo, CO
1,238,000 Highest average elevation of any National Forest in America. Mt. Elbert, Spanish Peaks, Greenhorn, Collegiate Peaks, Mt. Massive and Holy Cross Wildernesses, Headwaters of the Arkansas River
San Juan National Forest
Durango, CO
1,870,000 Chimney Rock Archaeological Area, San Juan Skyway, Vallecito and McPhee Reservoirs, Weminuche and South San Juan Wildernesses
Uncompahgre National Forest
Delta, CO
1,101,912 Mt. Sneffels, Lizard Head and Uncompahgre Wildernesses, Uncompahgre Peak, Alpine Loop Back Country Byway
White River National Forest
Glenwood Springs, CO
2,300,000 Independence Pass, Hunter-Fryingpan, Maroon Bells-Snowmass, Flat Tops and Collegiate Peaks Wildernesses, over 1300 miles of maintained trails, multiple ski areas.
 
Sign marking Comanche National Grassland
Comanche National Grassland
Locations of the Colorado National Forests
 
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