Recreation

View of Collegiate Peaks Wilderness

White River National Forest offers sharp contrasts of recreation  opportunities with a focus on highly developed year-round recreation near resorts as well as primitive backcountry.

Use the left hand navigation to search for recreation areas by activity or use the sidebar menu on the right to search by area and learn about all the different ways you can enjoy the outdoors in the White River National Forest!

For a shortcut directly to the same information sheets handed out at our district offices view our Recreation Quicksheets and select the Ranger District you want to visit.

White River National Forest Begins Travel Management Implementation

The Forest Service has completed a comprehensive plan which balances the travel and recreation needs of the public with the management and protection of natural resources.

WRNF Travel Management Plan page

Permitted Outfitter/Guides

Outfitters and guides conduct commercial trips or services under a Special Use Permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Our outfitters provide a range of quality recreation activities, opportunities and experiences and will work to ensure that you have an enjoyable trip to the National Forest.

Planning a Guided Trip on the White River National Forest:
Lists of Permitted Outfitters

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Aspen-Sopris Ranger District    View the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District Conditions Report
Blanco Ranger District (East of Meeker, CO)    View the Blanco Ranger District Conditions Report
Dillon Ranger District    View the Dillon Ranger District Conditions Report
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District (Vail-Eagle area)    View the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District Conditions Report
Fall Creek Trail #2001    The north trailhead is not accessible by vehicle until June 21st, annually, due to wildlife closure to motorized vehicles on Tigiwon Road.
Notch Mountain Trail #2000    The trailhead is not accessible by vehicle until June 21st, annually, due to wildlife closure to motorized vehicles on Tigiwon Road.
Rifle Ranger District    View the Rifle Ranger District Conditions Report
Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area Open to Visitor For current winter trail conditions checksnowmobilecolo.com.