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.
2013 Christmas Tree Cutting Is Almost Here!
Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest or grassland is a tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. In doing so, you take an active part in managing your national forests and grasslands as you celebrate your own family's tradition.
The core dates for Christmas tree cutting this year will be December 07-15, 2013. The core dates reflect the main two weeks of tree cutting that all national forests and grasslands within the Rocky Mountain Region will participate. Generally, most national forests and grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region offer Christmas tree cutting opportunuties before and after the core dates. Please click on the photo above for more specific Christmas tree cutting information!
Regional Winter Recreation Opportunities Website!
Now available for winter recreation enthusiasts is the Rocky Mountain Region's Winter Recreation Opportunities website. The site is a great way for the public to find the many types of winter recreation opportunities available within our Region. Just click on this Winter Recreation Opportunities link, or the picture to the left, and you will be able to find information about the most popular winter recreation activities.
Be Aware! 2013 Hunting Seasons are Underway!
Hunting seasons are underway throughout the Rocky Mountain Region and all outdoor recreation enthusiasts need to be aware. Just click on this Regional 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.
50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Signing!
On 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.
Watch Out! Trees are Still Falling Without Warning!
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.