The Canyon Lakes Ranger District is one of several Ranger Districts on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. Located in north central Colorado, it comprises much of the mountainous portions of Larimer County. Elevations range from around 6,000 to over 12,000 feet at the top of Clark Peak near Cameron Pass. 

The District offers an abundance of places to recreate.  Like to camp? Try one of the many mountain campgrounds- some with lakeside or riverside access.  Like to fish? Try one of the hundreds of lakes and trout streams- including the Cache la Poudre River, a national Scenic Byway with designated Wild Trout Waters AND designated as a Wild and Scenic River.  How about hiking? The District offers over 350 miles of trails.  White water adventure your cup of tea? Take your kayak or join a guided rafting trip down the Cache la Poudre River.

Want to become a steward of your public lands? Volunteer! The District hosts a large volunteer program to help with caretaking of these amazing natural resources. You can become a backcountry patroller, work on trails, craft signs and repair historic buildings in the woodshop, become an on-site host at a remote visitor center or work behind the scenes in the district office.

The District office, along with a forest visitor center, is located in Fort Collins at 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E.


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