Welcome and thank you for making us a part of your holiday tradition - until 2016!
Christmas tree cutting on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District was from December 5-13, 2015. Dates for 2016 will be posted when they are scheduled.
On the weekend, permits may be obtained at the cutting area. For weekday cutting, permits must be obtained in advance from our offices in Fort Collins at 2150 Centre Avenue, Building E. (closed Wednesdays) or Greeley at 660 "O” Street. The District never runs out of permits! The price is $10 per tree (cash only), with a limit of five trees per person.
Planning Your Trip to the Red Feather Cutting Area
Chains or four-wheel drive vehicles are required.
Snowmobiles, motorcycles and ATVs are prohibited.
You can enter the area between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For safety reasons, we ask everyone to be out of the area by 4 p.m.
From Fort Collins take Highway 287, 21 miles north to Livermore. At Livermore turn left onto County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Follow Red Feather Lakes Road 16 miles and turn left onto County Road 68C (Boy Scout Road). Follow Boy Scout Road for seven miles. Signs or Forest Service personnel will direct you into the area.