Recreation

 
 
Rocky Mountain Region Recreation Information Map
 
The Rocky Mountain Region manages 17 national forests and seven national grasslands throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, along with most of South Dakota and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountain Region offers many different types of world-class recreational opportunities, year-round.
 
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 Recreation Information Map webpage, which will open in a new window. From there you can select Recreation Information webpages for individual national forests and grasslands.
 
 
 
Rocky Mountain Region Recreation Information MapMap of Wyoming - Click on the map outline to view a link to the Wyoming Recreation Information webpage Map of South Dakota - Click on the map outline to view a link to the South Dakota Recreation Information webpage Map of Nebraska - Click on the map outline to view a link to the Nebraska Recreation Information webpage Map of Kansas - Click on the map outline to view a link to the Kansas Recreation Information webpage Map of Colorado - Click on the map outline to view a link to the Colorado Recreation Information webpage
 
 
 
Features
 
Christmas Tree Cutting is Just Around the Corner!
 
Animated Christmas tree with presents around the bottom - Click to view a link to the Rocky Mountain Region Christmas Tree Cutting Program websiteCutting 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!
 
Young child pulling a cut Christmas tree - Click to view a link to the Rocky Mountain Region Christmas Tree Cutting Program websiteThe Rocky Mountain Region primary Christmas tree cutting dates this year will be December 6-14. Tree cutting dates will vary from one cutting area to another. To view Christmas Tree Cutting Program information for the region, click on this Christmas Tree Cutting Information link.
 
Be Aware! Rocky Mountain Region Hunting Seasons Are Underway!
 
Two hunters in Safety Orange in the San Juan National Forest, located in southwestern Colorado. Click to view a link to the Rocky Mountain Region Hunting Information website.Hunting seasons are underway throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and all outdoor recreation enthusiasts need to be aware. Just click on this Hunting Information link, or the picture to the left, and you'll be able to find all the information you need to enjoy a successful hunting experience this year.
 
US Forest Service Maps and Recreation Passes Now Available at the PLIC!
 
Collage of US Forest Service Visitor Information MapsCollage of Inter-Agency Recreation PassesThe public has a new walk-in location to view and/or purchase US Forest Service Visitor Information maps and Inter-Agency Recreation passes, the Public Lands Information Center (PLIC)! The PLIC is located within the Public Room of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Colorado State Office at 2850 Youngfield Street, in Lakewood, Colorado, 303-239-3600. To view information regarding what all is available, click on the PLIC!
 
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Signing!
 
Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary logo and link to the Regional Wilderness Program's 50th Anniversary websiteOn September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. To visit the Rocky Mountain Region's 50th Anniversary website to see what events will be happening within our Region, click on the 50th Anniversary logo to the left. A national website has been dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signing, www.wilderness50th.org.
 
Spotlights
 
Don't Move Firewood! and Learn about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other Invasive Species!
 
Don't Move Firewood logo and link to the Don't Move Firewood websiteTree-killing insects and diseases can lurk in firewood. These insects and diseases can't move far on their own, but when people move firewood they can jump hundreds of miles. New infestations destroy our forests, property values, and cost huge sums of money to control. For more information on how invasive species and diseases they can carry can hitch free rides to new areas via firewood, please visit the Don't Move Firewood website.
 
EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) logo and link to the EAB websiteSince its accidental introduction from Asia, emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), has killed millions of ash trees in North America. As it continues to spread, it could functionally exterminate ash with devastating economic and ecological impacts. Little was known about EAB when it was first discovered in North America in 2002, but substantial advances in understanding of EAB biology, ecology, and management have occurred since. EAB was first discovered in Colorado during the fall of 2013. For more information on EAB and other potentially devastating Invasive Species, please visit the EAB website.
 
Watch Out! Trees are Still Falling Without Warning!
 
Fallen beetle-kill tree just misses a tent in a campground!  Click on the photo to view a link to the Regional Mountain Pine Beetle Information website. Safety of visitors is the number one concern of the US Forest Service. An effect of the on-going Mountain Pine Beetle infestation throughout our Region is the danger of beetle-killed trees falling, not only in developed campgrounds, but throughout the forests along backcountry hiking trails and roads, as well. On the campground information pages of forests and grasslands within our Region you will find which campgrounds will be closed for the summer, along with those that will have delayed openings or early closings, while hazard trees are removed. For more information regarding campgrounds, visit the Camping Overview webpage. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this situation may cause.