National Forests & Parks

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


See wildlife in their natural habitats, untouched alpine lakes and towering mountain peaks in one of Grand County's national forests or 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 the park.

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Reservations are required to visit Rocky Mountain National Park in 2020. Reserve your spot today!

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Public Land

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

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Our Northern Neighbor: Colorado State Forest State Park

Looking for more park recreation? Nearby Colorado State Forest State Park, 50 miles north of Granby, offers rugged wilderness and abundant wildlife in this moose viewing capital.