US Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Region
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Rocky Mountain Region Christmas Tree Program
The Rocky Mountain Region manages 17 national forests and seven national grasslands throughout Colorado, Nebraska, along with most of South Dakota and Wyoming. Christmas tree cutting permits are generally available from most US Forest Service offices [.pdf 434KB] throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Call the office of the closest Ranger District to the area you want to cut in to verify that they are offering Christmas tree cutting permits.
Cutting 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!
Regional Christmas Tree Cutting Information Map
The Rocky Mountain Region map below can be used as the starting place to find information regarding Christmas Tree Cutting opportunities on US Forest Service lands located throughout our five-state region. When you move your cursor over a state below, a filled-in map outline will appear. Click on the map outline to visit that state's Christmas Tree Cutting Program webpage, which will open in a new window. From there you can select Christmas Tree Cutting Program Information webpages for individual national forests and grasslands.
For folks that are only interested in finding the Christmas tree cutting areas closest to the Front Range [Denver Metro area] you can click on this Front Range Primary Cutting Areas link or on the small Front Range map to the left. You will then be taken to the Front Range Primary Cutting Areas webpage which shows the cutting areas closest to (north to south) Ft. Collins, Denver and Colorado Springs.