national forests and Parks

Arapaho National Forest - Camping - Hiking - Fishing - Hunting

The forest is our playground; mountain bike trails and nature drives are also wonderful pastimes. The camping is generally without permit, with the exception of the Indian Peaks Wilderness. There is wonderful fishing in the streams and in Meadow Creek Reservoir (license required). 

Seasonal hunting is permitted in the forest with appropriate licenses. Trail maps are available at the Fraser Visitor Center. Topographical maps can be purchased at most local sporting goods stores, the Fraser Valley Ace Hardware and at the Sulphur Ranger District Office located in Granby.

Rocky Mountain National Park

There is so much to say about this extraordinary national park that we don't know where to begin. Majestic views let you see all the way to Wyoming. Massive undertakings like the Trail Ridge Road highway which cuts through this park and the pioneer Big Ditch which siphons water from these mountains to the eastern plains of Colorado, take a back seat to the splendor of the wildlife and the scenic beauty of the park. 

The ways you can enjoy this beauty aren't limited to hiking and camping. You can take nature courses led by experts in their fields. Rangers lead snowshoe walks. You can learn and read about the history of the park and its flora and fauna in the interpretive centers at both portals to the park. And you can shop in the Alpine Center at 12,000 feet. Trust us, there's a reason bus loads of tourists visit this park annually.