National Forests & Parks

Over 800,000 Acres to Explore, from the Rocky Mountains to River Valleys


Spy on wildlife in their natural habitats, admire untouched alpine lakes and marvel at towering mountain peaks in Grand County's national forests and Rocky Mountain National Park. Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles to keep our land Grand.


Arapaho National Forest

With 723,744 acres of river valleys, alpine forest and mountain peaks, Arapaho National Forest is yet another prime example of the great outdoors in Grand County.

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Routt National Forest

Located in the northwest corner of the county, Routt National Forest provides visitors many different opportunities and locations to get active year-round.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

As the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand County boasts towering peaks, unforgettable wildlife encounters, and the unspoiled beauty and serenity of one of Colorado's greatest natural treasures.

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Reservations are required to visit Rocky Mountain National Park in 2021. Reserve your spot today.

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Public Land

Did you know more than 68 percent of Grand County is public land? That includes over 800,000 acres of wilderness areas, outdoor recreation space and stunning natural scenery—all waiting to be explored.

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Our Northern Neighbor: Colorado State Forest State Park

Looking for more outdoor splendor? Nearby Colorado State Forest State Park, 50 miles north of Granby, offers rugged wilderness and the Moose Capital of Colorado.