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Arapaho National Recreation Area

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Arapaho National Recreation Area

Arapaho National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Green Ridge Campground in Arapaho NRA
Map showing the location of Arapaho National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Arapaho National Recreation Area
Map of the United States
Location Grand County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Granby, Colorado
Coordinates [1][2]
Area 30,690 acres (124.2 km²)
Established 1978
Governing body United States Forest Service

The Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) is a United States National Recreation Area that is located near the headwaters of the Colorado River in north central Colorado adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. ANRA is under the jurisdiction of the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest. ANRA contains five lakes in the upper Colorado River Valley:

A sixth lake, Grand Lake, borders the recreation area on the north. Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado. Collectively, these six lakes are known as "The Great Lakes of Colorado."

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail passes through the recreation area.


  1. ^ "Arapaho National Recreation Area (Usfs)". 
  2. ^ "Arapaho National Recreation Area".  

External links

  • Arapaho National Recreation Area (United States Forest Service)
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