National Forests in the Intermountain States

Name, Location
Acreage Comments
Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest
Fort Collins, CO
1,813,000 Mt. Goliath Natural Area, Mt. Evans and Indian Peaks Wilderness Areas, Mt. Evans Highway, Peak to Peak Highway, Moffat Tunnel, Cache la Poudre River.
Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Junction, CO
360,000 Grand Mesa is one of the largest flat-topped mountains on Earth. Aspen and pine forests, Lands End Overlook.
Gunnison National Forest
Gunnison, CO
1,700,000 Lots of Rocky Mountain scenery, Slumgullion Earthflow, Black Canyon, Ghost towns
Pike National Forest
Pueblo, CO
1,106,000 Pikes Peak, Lost Creek Wilderness, Lake Abyss Scenic Area, Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area
Rio Grande National Forest
South Fork, CO
1,800,000 Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges, Continental Divide, Wheeler Geologic Area
Routt National Forest
Steamboat Springs, CO
1,125,000 Continental Divide, North Park, Hahn's Peak, high grasslands and alpine lakes.
San Isabel National Forest
Pueblo, CO
1,238,000 Highest average elevation of any National Forest. Mt. Elbert, Spanish Peaks, Headwaters of the Arkansas River
San Juan National Forest
Durango, CO
1,870,000 Chimney Rock Archeological Area, San Juan Skyway, Vallecito and McPhee Reservoirs, lush river valleys, several 14ers and high 13ers.
Uncompahgre National Forest
Delta, CO
1,101,912 Mt. Sneffels, Ouray, Uncompahgre Wilderness, Uncompahgre Peak, Telluride, Bridal Veil Falls
White River National Forest
Glenwood Springs, CO
2,300,000 Independence Pass, 7 wilderness areas, over 1300 miles of maintained trails, ski areas.
Name, Location
Acreage Comments
Carson National Forest
Taos, NM
1,507,000 Wheeler Peak Wilderness, Pecos Wilderness, Valle Vidal, Cruces Basin, Abiquiu
Cibola National Forest
Albuquerque, NM
1,625,542 Mt. Taylor, Sandia Peak, Manzano Mountain Wilderness, Withington Wilderness, Apache Kid Wilderness
Gila National Forest
Silver City, NM
3,300,000 Gila Cliff Dwellings, Tularosa Mountains, Gila Wilderness, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Big Burro Mountains
Lincoln National Forest
Alamogordo, NM
1,103,441 Sunspot, Sacramento Mountains, Capitan Mountain Wilderness, White Mountain Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains
Santa Fe National Forest
Santa Fe, NM
1,567,181 Pecos Wilderness, Truchas Peaks, Jemez Mountains, Valle Grande, San Pedro Peaks Wilderness, Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River
Name, Location
Acreage Comments
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Springerville, AZ
Gallo Mountains, Escudilla, Mt. Baldy, Blue Range Primitive Area
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff, AZ

San Francisco Peaks, Red Rock Country, Mormon Lake, Mogollon Rim
Coronado National Forest
Tucson, AZ
1,780,000 Geronimo surrender site, Peloncillo Mountains, Mt. Lemmon
Kaibab National Forest
Williams, AZ
1,600,000 Surrounds the Grand Canyon, Mt. Kendrick
Prescott National Forest
Prescott, AZ
1,250,000 Central Arizona north of Phoenix, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, Verde River
Tonto National Forest
Phoenix, AZ
2,873,000 5th largest National Forest in America
Name, Location Acreage Comments
Ashley National Forest
Vernal, UT
1,384,132 Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, High Uintas Wilderness
Dixie National Forest
Cedar City, UT
Fishlake National Forest
Richfield, UT

Manti-La Sal National Forest
Price, UT
1,413,111 Dark Canyon Wilderness
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Salt Lake City, UT

Name, Location Acreage Comments
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Sparks, NV
Name, Location
Acreage Comments
Boise National Forest
Boise, ID
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Idaho Falls, ID
3,000,000 Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Winegar Hole Wilderness
Clearwater National Forest
Orofino, ID
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Coeur D'Alene, ID

Nez Perce National Forest
Grangeville, ID
Payette National Forest
McCall, ID
Salmon-Challis National Forest
Salmon, ID
4,300,000 Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, Lemhi Pass, Lost Trail Pass, Nez Perce Trail
Sawtooth National Forest
Twin Falls, ID
1,947,520 Sawtooth Wilderness
Name, Location Acreage Comments
Bighorn National Forest
Sheridan, WY
1,115,073 Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn Mountains
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Jackson, WY
3,400,000 Bridger Wilderness, Teton Wilderness, Gros Ventre Wilderness
Medicine Bow National Forest
Laramie, WY
Savage Run Wilderness, Huston Park Wilderness, Encampment River Wilderness
Shoshone National Forest
Cody, WY
2,400,000 North Absaroka Wilderness, Washakie Wilderness, Popo Agie Wilderness, Fitzpatrick Wilderness
Name, Location Acreage Comments
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Dillon, MT
3,320,000 Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness
Bitterroot National Forest
Hamilton, MT
1,600,000 Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Custer National Forest
Billings, MT
1,300,000 Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Granite Peak
Flathead National Forest
Kalispell, MT
Bob Marshall Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness
Gallatin National Forest
Bozeman, MT
1,800,000 Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Granite Peak
Helena National Forest
Helena, MT
950,000 Gates of the Mountains Wilderness
Kootenai National Forest
Libby, MT
2,200,000 Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
Lewis & Clark National Forest
Great Falls, MT
1,740,000 Great Bear Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Scapegoat Wilderness
Lolo National Forest
Missoula, MT

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