A holiday Tradition - Cutting Your Christmas Tree

Man dragging recently cut christmas treeCutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. In doing so, you take an active part in managing your national forests as you celebrate your own family's holiday tradition!

There are many opportunities to cut your Christmas Tree on US Forest Service lands. For more information visit the following:

Regional ChristmasTree Program (RCTP)

National Forests by State


Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland



Nebraska & Samuel R. McKelvie National Forests, Buffalo Gap, Fort Pierre, & Oglala National Grasslands

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests


South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest

Pike–San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron–Comanche National Grasslands



Bighorn National Forest

Rio Grande National Forest


Medicine Bow–Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

San Juan National Forest


Shoshone National Forest

White River National Forest


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