Christmas Tree Sales

A visitor cuts a Christmas tree with a handsaw

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New this year starting November 19 you can purchase your Christmas Tree permit  online through the Open Forest system. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests is one of four forests providing this opportunity to purchase these permits on-line. The U.S. Forest Service will use feedback from the 2018 Christmas tree season to continue to refine and improve the online permit system for our Forest visitors in the future. 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 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 at the U. S. Forest Service Fort Collins office, cash only. The Visitor Office in Fort Collins is open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, closed on Wednesdays and begins selling passes at the office on Monday, November 26, 2018.

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. 1-9, 2018.


Grand County Christmas tree cutting

Permits MUST be purchased in advance for Grand County locations (Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake)  and are available  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.