Current Conditions and Regulations

Current Conditions Reports by Ranger District

Conditions can change rapidly. Always check weather reports and current avalanche conditions prior to your trip.

The White River National Forest converts the Forest road system from wheeled use to over-snow winter use on November 23rd (roads within the Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area close to wheeled vehicles on November 15th). Motorized users are responsible for knowing where they can and can't take a motorized vehicle. Please refer to our Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) page for this information.

During the winter, trails remain open to hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Biking is not currently allowed on forest roads or trails during the winter travel season, which is designated as Nov 23 - May 20 (see press release about fat-tire bikes).

Winter conditions exist. Expect varying winter conditions on trails at this time.

Please travel safely and be prepared for any winter conditions.

Always check weather and avalanche conditions prior to your outing.


For the most current road and trail condition reports for each district, see our district reports section below.

Know Before You Go

Review key information you need to know to plan your visit such as: safety tips, fire restrictions, Motor Vehicle Use Maps and more.

Forest Orders & Regulations

View a list of federal regulations & special orders