Nearly two million acres running alongside more than 200 miles of the Continental Divide offers outdoor, sport and wildlife enthusiasts an endless array of activities and landscapes, from snowy peaks to sub-alpine lakes to desert vistas to the headwaters of the mighty Rio Grande. The Rio Grande National Forest encompasses four wilderness areas: the South San Juan, Weminuche, La Garita and Sangre de Cristo. An ancient home to the mysterious Anasazi, the forest also encompasses the Wheeler Geologic Area and a range of other fascinating sites and scenes for geology hobbyists and outdoor recreation lovers. Breathtaking fall color and deep, powdery winter snows make this park a treasure all year round. Anglers return to the Rio Grande National Forest every year from across the region for its high altitude fishing opportunities.
Visit the extensive and official Rio Grande National Forest web site and find specific information such as camping, trails, winter activities, current conditions, maps & brochures, and passes & permits.