• Firefighters plan spring prescribed fires

    Fire is as much a part of the natural ecosystem in western Colorado as the wildlife and the trees. Our forest and brush species in western Colorado are adapted and benefit from some level of wildfire.

    Every spring and fall the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management, working cooperatively as the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Unit, carefully plan prescribed fires to reap these natural and necessary benefits of fire.

  • Permit and Fee Program for Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness!

    The most-visited areas of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness require an overnight permit year-round, with an associated recreation permit fee required May 1 through Oct. 31.

    This overnight permit and fee program is critical to giving us the resources we need to effectively manage, restore and protect this cherished but heavily used and impacted area.

  • Glenwood Springs gear library offers access to the outdoors

    Because access to outdoor gear is one of the biggest barriers preventing people from enjoying the White River National Forest, we are partnering with the City of Glenwood Springs in support of their outdoor gear library. For more information about how to rent gear and a list of the gear available, visit the Gear Library website.

  • Stay Safe This Winter!

    Colorado winters can be unpredictable and hazardous... plan ahead and learn how to stay safe!

  • Forest officials offer tips for camping on the White River National Forest

    Plan ahead, check up on recent changes, food storage and more tips for a successful and fun trip

  • Researchers release Hanging Lake study progress report

    Scientists are working to determine the source water for Colorado's iconic Hanging Lake.

  • New dispersed camping rules in Eagle-Holy Cross

    Many popular areas for camping outside of developed campgrounds in the Eagle-Holy Cross District have new rules to improve the camping experience and protect public safety, including 7-day stay limits, group size limits in specific areas, and packing out solid human waste (Homestake area).