State Parks & National Forests

See wildlife in its natural habitat, untouched alpine likes and towering mountain peaks in one of Grand County's state parks or national forests. Below you will find the parks and forest within our county border. Be sure to review and follow Leave No Trace principles to keep our land Grand! To learn more about the governemetn shut down and how this affect Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapahoe National Forest and Grand County, click here.

Arapaho National Forest


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

Colorado State Forest State Park


Hike, boat, camp, sightsee and more in the 70,838-acres of Colorado State Forest State Park.

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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Winter Activities in RMNP

As the first flakes of snow start to fall in the high country, Rocky Mountain National Park turns into a winter wonderland. The chilly conditions drive many casual tourists away, leaving ample room for the real winter enthusiasts to roam around the park and take advantage of the open space and fresh packs. There's so much to do this winter in Rocky Mountain National Park, so make sure you check off…

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Winter Family Fun

Here's a quick guide to the best family-friendly winter activities in our corner of mountain paradise.

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Where to Learn: Ski and Snowboard Schools

For all the reasons to take a skiing or snowboarding lesson, there always seems to be twice as many reasons — or rather, excuses — not to take one. This is often more true for adults who already know how to ski or ride. If you already know, why bother? The answer is simple: because you'll have more fun.

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