The White River National Forest is located in the northwestern center area of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?


White River National Forest: It's all yours to explore, discover & enjoy.

White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres of opportunities. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails, this forest is a place where you can press play on adventure and inspiration!  The White River National Forest is all yours to explore, discover and care for.



2015 White River Impact Report Executive Summary

View the supplemental guide to the White River National Forest Impact Report.

Recent News


Camp Like a Pro: Camping Tips from the Professionals

Relaxing in a tent on the forest

Need camping tips from the experts? The Rangers of the White River National Forest give you their "Pro Tips" on how to camp safely and responsibly.


2016 Maroon Bells Scenic Area Information

Fall colors is past peak at the Maroon Bells

Looking to visit the Maroon Bells Scenic Area? 

White River National Forest Releases Forest-Wide Final Oil and Gas Leasing EIS

Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has completed the release of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Record of Decision (ROD) for future oil and gas leasing.


Implementation of the White River National Forest Travel Management Plan

Image of Forest 2-track road

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.

New Caving Rules

Bats exhibiting signs of White Nose Syndrome

As of August 1, 2013, new rules go into effect that allow caving in most caves with requirements to prevent the spread of White-nose Syndrome to bats...

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