Christmas Tree Sales

A visitor cuts a Christmas tree with a handsaw

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Purchase your Christmas tree permit online through the Open Forest system as early as November 1, 2019. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is one of several forests providing you an opportunity to purchase a Christmas tree permits online. Other purchase options are still available. See details below.

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 Cutting Area near Winter Park and Fraser. Permits are $20 per tree.

Red Feather Lakes Christmas tree cutting area

Permits are available in advance for the location near Red Feather Lakes on November 25, 2019 at:

Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave., Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

Permits for this area are also available on-site (cash only) on the first two weekends of December when the area is staffed. Cutting dates are Dec. 7-15, 2019.

Grand County Christmas tree cutting

Permits MUST be purchased in advance for Grand County locations (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake) at

Sulphur Ranger District
9 Ten Mile Dr
Granby, CO 80446
Weekdays only - 8 a.m – 5 p.m
Country Ace Hardware
627 W Agate
Granby, CO 80446
Mon. – Sat. 8 a.m – 6 p.m; Sun. 9 a.m – 5 p.m
Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply
541 Zerex St
Fraser, CO 80442
Mon. – Sat. 8 a.m – 6 p.m; Sun. 10 a.m – 5 p.m
Fireside Market and Eatery
78337 US Highway 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
Sun. – Sat. 7 a.m – 9 p.m
Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
78967 US Highway 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
Sun. – Sat. 9 a.m – 5 p.m

The Elk Creek cutting area will be open Dec. 1-8, 2019. Click here for more information.

Click here to see a map of other cutting area within the Sulphur Ranger District

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.