Happy Holidays! The Capital Christmas tree, or the “People’s Tree” is located in front of our National Capital Building. This year the 80 foot Engelmann Spruce was cut from the Payette National Forest in Idaho. During the holidays come out and visit your public lands! The GMUG National Forest offers visitors 3 developed ski areas and countless opportunities for undeveloped backcountry skiing and snowboarding, gentle hills for sledding and fresh, deep snow to play in! Find out more…..
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are a combination of separate National Forests located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three combined Forests cover 3,161,900 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky Mountains, an area that lies south of the Colorado River and west of the Continental Divide with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies.
The Forests vary in elevation from 5,800 feet above sea level in Roubideau Creek Canyon to 14,309 feet on Uncompahgre Peak.
The Forests include spectacular features like the 355 foot high Bridal Veil falls; the Grand Mesa with over 300 lakes, one of the world's largest flat top mountains; and the Alpine Tunnel, once the highest railroad tunnel in North America.