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.

Get Inspired & Explore

Rafting, Fishing & Hot Springs

Water is everywhere in Grand County, and there are lots of exciting activities for you and your family to explore! Come make a splash in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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15 Grand Summer Adventures

As the snow melts and the rivers swell in Grand County, our thoughts turn to the simple pleasures of summer... like these 15 things you ought to try before the snow returns in late fall.

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4 Best Horseback Riding Trails in Colorado

Looking for a new way to experience the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry? View our top 4 horseback riding trails to get some of the best views around at a pace that's perfect for soaking it all in.

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