Fuelwood Permits

Fuelwood Permits are sold for $5 per cord with a four cord minimum ($20) and a 20 cord maximum ($100). Each household is allowed to cut and remove up to 20 cords per year. The cutting and removal of standing DEAD and DOWN trees for fuelwood is permitted, except where otherwise restricted or prohibited as described in the permit package. The cutting of LIVE trees for fuelwood is prohibited, except where allowed as described in the permit package.  Please read the permit conditions which outline areas that are NOT available for fuelwood cutting.

All forest service travel restrictions apply. Refer to the MVUMs for routes designated open for motorized vehicles. Contact local Forest Service offices for up-to-date information.

Fuelwood Permits will be available to purchase at the GMUG Forest Services Offices.

To purchase a fuel wood cutting permit, you must be 18 years of age and present a valid drivers license. The person who will be cutting the wood must be present at the purchase to sign the permit.

Fuelwood Permit Vendors

Fuelwood Cutting permits can be purchased at the following locations during the summer. Please call ahead to confirm that permits are available.

The Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center
Monday through Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM 
440 N Palmer Drive, Delta, CO  

Valley Ranch
Monday through Saturday 6:00AM-6:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM-2:00PM
57454 Hwy 330, Collbran, CO
(970) 487-3000
Available for purchase July through beginning of November

Paonia Flower Shop
Monday through Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM; Saturday 9:30AM-2:00PM
201 Grand Avenue, Paonia CO

Desperado General Store
Monday through Saturday 7:00AM-8:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM-6:00PM
40486 D Road, Crawford CO

Gambles Ace Hardware
Monday through Friday 7:30AM-5:30PM; Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM; Sunday 9:00AM-4:00PM
121 E Bridge Street, Hotchkiss CO