Christmas Tree Sales

A visitor cuts a Christmas tree with a handsaw

Christmas Tree cutting opportunities are available near Red Feather Lakes (west of Fort Collins) and at several locations on National Forest Lands in Grand County, including the Elk Creek Area near Winter Park and Fraser.

Red Feather Lakes Christmas tree cutting area

Permits are available in advance for the location near Red Feather Lakes at the U. S. Forest Service Fort Collins office. Permits for this area are available on-site (cash only) on the first two weekends of December when the area is staffed. Cutting dates are Dec. 1-9, 2018. The Visitor Office in Fort Collins is open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, closed on Wednesdays.

Grand County Christmas tree cutting

Permits MUST be purchased in advance for Grand County locations (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake) Nov. 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019, at the U.S. Forest Service Granby office in Granby (weekdays only); Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply in Fraser (8 am - 6 pm; Monday - Saturday and 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday) at 541 Zerex St.; and the Country Ace Hardware Store in Granby (8 am - 6 pm; Monday - Saturday and 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday) at 627 W. Agate. The Elk Creek cutting area will be open Dec. 1-8, 2018. Click here for more information.

Other areas for Christmas Trees near the Front Range: Permits are also sold at the South Platte (303-275-5610) for areas near Morrison and Dillon Ranger District (970-468-5400) for areas near Silverthorne. Check this site for information on tree cutting in the Denver/Front Range area.

Please note: Christmas Tree Permits are not available for purchase at the Clear Creek Ranger District Office in Idaho Springs or the Boulder Ranger District in Boulder.