Arapaho National Recreation Area

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Arapaho National Recreation Area
Arapaho NRA campground.jpg
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
LocationGrand County, Colorado, United States
Nearest cityGranby, Colorado
Coordinates40°08′38″N 105°48′50″W / 40.144°N 105.814°W / 40.144; -105.814[1][2]Coordinates: 40°08′38″N 105°48′50″W / 40.144°N 105.814°W / 40.144; -105.814[1][2]
Area30,690 acres (124.2 km²)
Governing bodyUnited States Forest Service
WebsiteArapaho National Recreation Area

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)". Archived from the original on 2011-11-24.
  2. ^ "Arapaho National Recreation Area". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 8, 2012.

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