Caring for the land and serving people
Explore Your Public Lands
Access hundreds of stunning destinations from over 360 trails, campgrounds, and day use areas.
Photo: Kayakers in North Gate Canyon, Colo., Water Recreation Opportunities
The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, also known as the MBRTB, spans nearly 2.9 million acres in northern Colorado and eastern Wyoming. Characterized by mountain ranges and vast open landscapes, the national forests and national grassland provide abundant and unique opportunities for visitors all year round. From scenic views and summer summits to nationally renowned winter recreation, what ever you are seeking, you can find it here. Read more about the forest.
The MBRTB spans two states and over a dozen counties. Use this map to help visualize forest boundaries and administrative units.
Passes and Permits
Passes and permits are needed for a variety of activities, such as accessing day use areas, collecting firewood, cutting Christmas trees, and commercial filming and events.
Maps and Publications
We offer a variety of map products including paper and digital visitor maps, Motor Vehicle Use Maps, and digital downloads of topographic maps and GIS information.
Fire management is an important role of the Forest Service. Learn about current conditions and reporting, preparation and safety, job opportunities, management, and more.
Centennial Visitor Center staffed and open for the summer
Release Date: Jun 8, 2023