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.

Campground Management Prospectus Available

The White River National Forest has issued a prospectus seeking proposals to operate and maintain many of its campgrounds and other facilities for the 2024-2029 seasons. Find the prospectus here.

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

The most-visited areas of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness now 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.

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).