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


White River National Forest: 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! 

2015 White River National Forest Impact Report

Here's what the White River National Forest accomplished in 2015! 


2015 White River Impact Report Executive Summary

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


Recent News


A Message From Those Who Know Snow

Woman on snowshoes heads into the forest

Our Snow Rangers got together to bring you some helpful hints for playing in snow this winter season. Whether you are hitting the slopes resort-side or venturing out into the back country, it’s important to be equipped with the knowledge to stay and play safe! 


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...

Watch For Falling Trees

The Mountain Pine Beetle is killing millions of acres of pine trees in the western U.S., and falling trees are a hazard.  Be aware of your surroundings!

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