Each ranger district is staffed by as many as 100 people who administer part of the national forest or national grassland.  Many on-the-ground activities occur on the ranger districts, including trail construction and maintenance, operation of campgrounds, and management of vegetation and wildlife habitat.

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland have six offices, one for each district. The Supervisor's Office is in Laramie and is co-located with the Laramie Ranger District.

To learn more about each ranger district, please click on the corresponding link below.

Click here for ranger district office hours, contact information, and locations.


Colorado Ranger Districts


The Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District in Steamboat Springs administers the northwest portion of the Routt National Forest from west of the continental divide to the western edge of the Elkhead Mountains and from north of Highway 40 to the Wyoming border.



The Parks Ranger District in Walden administers the northeast portion of the Routt National Forest north and east from the continental divide to the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and north to the Wyoming border.



The Yampa Ranger District in Yampa  administers the southern portion of the the Routt National Forest, including the northern portion of the Gore Mountain Range, north of Radium State Wildlife Area and the northeast portion of the Flat Top Mountains.



Wyoming Ranger Districts


The Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District in Saratoga administers the western portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest, including the Sierra Madre Mountain Range to the Colorado border, and the northwest side of the Snowy Range including Medicine Bow Peak.



The Douglas Ranger District in Douglas administers the entire Thunder Basin National Grassland. The ranger district also extends south to include the Laramie Peak portion of the Laramie Mountains in the Medicine Bow National Forest.



The Laramie Ranger District in Laramie administers the eastern part of the Medicine Bow National Forest, from south and east of Laramie to the Colorado border, and the eastern and southern portions of the Snowy Range Mountains from the Rock Mountain area south to the Savage Run Wilderness Area.