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“Breathtaking Views”

Roosevelt National Forest
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Owner description: Roosevelt National Park offers many and varied opportunities for recreation. You can do most anything, from hunting to nordic skiing. For winter activities, a choice location is, despite its unpropitious name, Deadman Road near Redfeather Lakes.
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Roosevelt National Forest features stunning views along mostly dirt roads that can be quite bumpy and narrow, with numerous switchbacks. There are several pull out areas along the way, however, and some picnic and camping areas throughout the park. Day passes and camping fees for overnight can be required depending on the location.

The Poudre River runs along much of the main road through the forest and there are plenty of fishing opportunities as long as you possess a current fishing license for the season.

There are also numerous hiking trails for those who are not faint of heart. Be prepared for quick weather changes in the higher elevations and bring your camera. This time of year (in the fall) the leaves of the aspens are just starting to change color from green to vibrant yellow, orange and red.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

We have meandered our way through the Roosevelt National forest a couple times now: Once we had to turn back due to snow, the next time was clear right up to Estes Park. We started going out of Boulder on Rt 199, and connected with Rt 72 heading to Estes Park. There was no clear "entry and exit" -- just an easy-to-miss sign saying "Now entering Roosevelt National Forest". The main roads goes through fabulous hills and mountains often with views of babbling brooks and easy pull off areas for exploring and hiking. A much more interesting trip up to Estes Park than the highway, and equally stunning with a different slant on views coming back. Stop for a hike, drop in one of the small (TINY) towns on the way, just enjoy...

2  Thank Kmcoyle
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Highly recommend a day in the Brainard Lake Recreation area which is inside the Roosevelt National Forest. We got there before 7am hoping to get early Moose by the lake. We were not disappointed. This is 35 miles from RMNP so it's a very easy day trip.

1  Thank jimvet1826
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Went there in march, and it was absolutely great! Love the hiking routes and you can go a lot of places by car, and then head on into the routes. Beautiful nature, great mountains!

Thank buckeyemilton
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Nice views of the frong range, roads in great condition for the winter. Easy distance to the National Western Livestock show in January.

Thank RayMiller
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