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


White River National Forest logoYou have chosen to visit one of the crown jewels of our nation's public land system. As stewards of this remarkable landscape, the employees of the White River National Forest invite you to discover, experience, and appreciate all it has to offer.

Your National Forests are part of a public land system that serves as a foundation for our nation's strength and vitality. They provide fresh water, clean air, scenic open spaces, abundant habitat for wildlife, and endless recreation opportunities for citizens to enjoy.

Our goal is to conserve these lands working alongside communities, partners, and volunteers to ensure you and generations to come continue to enjoy all the many benefits your National Forests have to offer. Scott Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor


Recent News


Employee Profile: Erica Borum

Erica having fun

It is important to on a regular basis feature our employees who accompolish the amazing amount of work that gets done on the forest. This month we are proud to highlight Erica Borum.

Forest Employees help Vets through Healing Waters Project

WRNF helps Healing Waters Project

Forest Service employees Greg Rosenmerkel, Engineering Minerals & Fleet Staff Officer; and Steve Hunter, Civil Engineer, on May 9 and 10 helped our veterans enjoy the great outdoors.

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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...

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Wilderness 50th Anniversary logo with wolf

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, and in 2014 our nation will celebrate "50 Years of Wilderness."


WRNF Travel Management Implementation

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.

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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