Forests in Colorado

Forests in Colorado

Colorado has several national forests covering over 14.5 million acres of wilderness. Some of the parts still retain their virgin beauty and are untouched by human intervention. Here is the list of the forests in Colorado:

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest:

Located in North Central Colorado, it comprises 1.5million acres of forest land extending up to the borders of Wyoming. The forest is headquartered at Fort Collins. The forest is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise with faculties for recreational activities and many exciting places to visit.

The Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests:

The reserve is a combination of three forests in Colorado at the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. It is a forest at a high elevation and is hence a great spot for winter skiing. It is home to the famous Bridal Veil Falls and about 300 lakes.

Pike and San Isabel National Forests:

Spread over 3 million acres, this is the most diverse of al forests in the USA. It is high on recreational facilities, scenic byways and loads of outdoor activities.

Rio Grande National Forest:

Located in south-central Colorado, this is a huge forest area supporting a variety of ecosystems ranging from deserts to rocky crags and a large spread of alpine forests and valleys.

Routt National Forest:

Covering over 2.9 million acres, this forest has grasslands in the valleys and surrounded by mountains that house crystal clear streams. The forest has many recreational and outdoor activities.

San Juan National Forest:

Located in south-western Colorado, this forest has three wilderness areas and sceneries ranging from alpine trees, canyons and deserts. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and horse riding.

White River National forest:

Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this forest is the top spot for recreation activities such as skiing and hiking.