The Elk Creek Cutting Area is located west of Fraser, on County Road 72. This area offers visitors the opportunity to drive through prime Christmas tree cutting terrain from Dec. 5-12, 2015. Roads will be plowed to allow motor vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive or chained tires entry from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Snowmobiles and ATVs are not allowed in the cutting area. Permits are not available on site.
Permits MUST be purchased in advance and are available at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce located at 78841 U.S. Highway 40, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week; Country Ace Hardware in Granby at 627 West Agate Ave from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, seven days a week; Murdoch’s in Fraser at 541 Zerex St. from 7:30 a.m.to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; or the Sulphur Ranger District Office located at 9 Ten Mile Drive in Granby, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fees: $10 per permit, must be purchased in advance
GRANBY, Colo. –The U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District will host its 14th annual Christmas Bird Count in conjunction with the National Audubon Society on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015. Granby-area bird counters can choose to participate by motor vehicle, skis or snowshoes, and all birding skill levels are welcome. Other opportunities to contribute, for those who live within the count area, include: volunteering to count and report birds that visit home feeders on the day of the count; allowing access to private property for volunteers to count birds; or simply filling bird feeders that are visible from public roads on the day of the count. To participate or contribute in any of these events, please contact wildlife biologist Doreen Sumerlin at 970-887-4129 or email email@example.com.