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Encyclopedia > Roosevelt National Forest
Colorado with Roosevelt National Forest in red

The Roosevelt National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in north central Colorado. The forest encompasses a mountainous area of the foothills on the eastern side of the continental divide of the Front Range in Larimer County in the upper valleys of the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson rivers. It includes forested areas along both sides of the Poudre Canyon and along the north and east sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is contiguous with the Colorado State Forest as well as the Arapaho National Forest. The forest is administered jointly with the Arapaho National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland from the United States Forest Service office in Fort Collins. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (6235x4511, 651 KB) A map of Colorado, with Roosevelt National Forest highlighted in red. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (6235x4511, 651 KB) A map of Colorado, with Roosevelt National Forest highlighted in red. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ... This is the article on the state. ... Other uses: Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in elevated land at the base of a mountain range. ... The Continental Divide is the border between the red and green areas The Continental Divide or Great Divide is a ridge of mountains in North America, which separates the watershed area of streams and rivers that flow west into the Pacific Ocean from those that flow east into the Arctic... The Front Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Front Range is a mountain range in the United States on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, and on the western edge of the Great Plains. ... Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Cache La Poudre River as it flows through Fort Collins, Colorado The Cache La Poudre River (sometimes called the Poudre River for short) is a tributary of the South Platte River in the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The Big Thompson River The Big Thompson River is a tributary of the South Platte, approximately 78 miles (123 km) long, in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... View of the lower Poudre Canyon west of Teds Place and below the Narrows The Poudre Canyon is a narrow verdant canyon, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, on the upper Cache la Poudre River (called the Poudre for short) in Larimer County, Colorado in the United States. ... Moraine Park and the headwaters of the Big Thompson River are in Rocky Mountain National Park The Rocky Mountain National Park¹ (RMNP) is a national park and wildlife refuge area within the United States National Park System². ... The Arapaho National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Pawnee National Grassland is a United States National Grassland located in northeastern Colorado on the Colorado Eastern Plains. ... The USDA Forest Service, a United States government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture, is under the leadership of the United States Secretary of Agriculture. ...


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