Christmas Tree Cutting on the Rio Grande National Forest

Christmas Tree Permits

Each winter the Rio Grande National Forest sells permits for individuals and families to cut their own Christmas Tree. Enjoy this holiday tradition or start a new one by picking up a permit and heading out into the Forest to find the perfect tree. 




Here are a couple of our favorite Christmas tree gathering memories. What are some of yours?

A father and daughter carry a Christmas Tree through a snowy forest opening.  A father and daughter harvest a Christmas tree on a hillside with mountains in the background. Two girls carry a small Christmas woods on a snow packed trail. A man follows dragging a larger tree