Description & Maps

The Colorado State Forest is a 71,000-acre state trust property located in north central Colorado.

The Colorado State Forest (CSF) is a 71,000-acre state trust property located in north central Colorado. The forest stretches approximately 28 miles north and south along the Medicine Bow Mountains. It is about eight miles wide at its widest point and about one mile wide at its narrowest point. The CSF is a high mountain forest with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet to 12,900 feet on the top of Clark Peak. About 52,000 acres of the site is forested. Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir dominate the higher elevations; lodgepole pine and quaking aspen are found at the mid and lower elevations.

The majority of the CSF is bordered by public land. The Routt National Forest lies to the north and south. The Roosevelt National Forest lies to the south and east, and includes the Rawah and Neota Wilderness areas. Rocky Mountain National Park lies to the southeast. The western boundary abuts private land, state trust land and Bureau of Land Management lands.

Note: Click on the maps below to open a larger PDF version.

Colorado State Forest location map (105 KB PDF) Colorado State Forest Service management zones map (56 KB PDF)