Name, Location Acreage Comments
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
Fort Collins, CO
Mt. Goliath Natural Area, Mt. Evans and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas, Mt. Evans Highway, ski areas, Peak to Peak Highway, Moffat Tunnel, Cache la Poudre River.
Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Junction, CO
Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-topped mountains on Earth. Aspen and pine forests, Lands End Overlook.
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison, CO
Lots of Rocky Mountain scenery, Slumgullion Earthflow, Black Canyon, Ghost towns
Pike National Forest
Pueblo, CO
Pikes Peak, Lost Creek Wilderness, Lake Abyss Scenic Area, Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area
Rio Grande National Forest
South Fork, CO
Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges, Continental Divide, Wheeler Geologic Area
Routt National Forest
Steamboat Springs, CO
Continental Divide, North Park, Hahn's Peak, high grasslands and alpine lakes.
San Isabel National Forest
Pueblo, CO
Highest average elevation of any National Forest. Mt. Elbert, Spanish Peaks, Headwaters of the Arkansas River
San Juan National Forest
Durango, CO
Chimney Rock Archeological Area, San Juan Skyway, Vallecito and McPhee Reservoirs, lush river valleys
Uncompahgre National Forest
Delta, CO
Mt. Sneffels, Ouray, Uncompahgre Wilderness, Uncompahgre Peak, Telluride, Bridal Veil Falls
White River National Forest
Glenwood Springs, CO
Independence Pass, 7 wilderness areas, over 1300 miles of maintained trails, ski areas.