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2023-24 MBRTB Recreation Fee Change Proposal

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Explore Your Public Lands

Access hundreds of stunning destinations from over 360 trails, campgrounds, and day use areas.

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.

  • Vicinity Map

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    The MBRTB spans two states and over a dozen counties. Use this map to help visualize forest boundaries and administrative units.

  • Passes and Permits

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    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

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    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 Information

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    Fire management is an important role of the Forest Service. Learn about current conditions and reporting, preparation and safety, job opportunities, management, and more.


Pines Campground receives modern redesign

Sign reading Routt National Forest Campground, Pines

Learn about an MBRTB project completed under the Great American Outdoors Act! This renovation allows for broader public use and a better space for modern recreational vehicles. 

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Badger Creek Fire Planting Project is Underway

Sapling that will be planted in the Badger Creek fire area

After five years of planning, the Medicine Bow National Forest has begun the Badger Creek Planting Project.

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