Arapaho National Forest Area Fees | Hours | Passes

Arapaho National Forest

Current Conditions:Sulphur Ranger District Road Status
Hours of Operation:Currently available virtually Monday-Friday 8 am to noon; 1-5 pm (closed for lunch); Phone: (970) 887-4100 or email
Fees:Some recreation sites or trailheads require a day-use fee. Learn more about these fees and which sites require them.

All vehicles (automobiles, RVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc.) must display a valid pass and these can be purchased in the following increments:
$10/3 days
$15/7 days
$30/annual pass (includes ANRA access for up to 4 vehicles, boats, RVs or snowmobiles)

Interagency Annual, Military, Senior or Access passes, Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted. Passes can be obtained from the Sulphur Ranger District or from the eleven automatic credit-card fee machines in the ANRA.

Visiting the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA)

The Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) is a scenic area located in Colorado that consists of 35,000 acres of mountains and valleys, covering much of Grand and Clear Creek Counties. With four major reservoirs and access to the Arapaho National Forest, the ANRA includes a range of fishing, camping and other recreational activities. The area offers an escape from modern life with its stunning views as well as an array of outdoor pursuits in its forests, streams, lake outlets and campgrounds. A visit to ANRA promises an unforgettable experience where there are endless opportunities for exploration and adventure. Whether you’re interested in fishing, camping or simply taking time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you, this recreation area has something for everyone.

Check out lodging options when visiting the Arapaho National Forest

Feel like you want to fully experience the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and all their beauty? Then we also recommend checking out the many campgrounds, camper cabins, and dispersed camping options that are offered in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests.

Campgrounds near Grand Lake, CO

Learn more about the history of the Arapaho National Forest and get a downloadable map.