Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region!
Discover the Rocky Mountain Region
From lush forests and grasslands to rugged mountains, your adventure awaits.
Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region
As part of the National Forest System, the Rocky Mountain Region enjoys a proud heritage in the Forest Service. The Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming and the White River National Forest in Colorado are among the first National Forests Congress created from the original Forest Reserves. The Region, headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, comprises 17 national forests and seven national grasslands.
Your national forests and grasslands provide a natural arena for a wide variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities. Some sites require a modest recreation fee to help provide the services and facilities at the site. To help you get the most of our your experience.
Christmas Tree Permits allow people to cut down a tree from designated locations in our National Forests. Permits may be purchased by phone and through Recreation.gov.
Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument serves as a living testament to a pivotal moment in America’s military history. These peaks and valleys forged the elite soldiers of the famed 10th Mountain Division.
The Forest Service has launched a robust, 10-year strategy to squarely address this wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities.
The USDA Forest Service is moving forward with implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act, which will enable federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.
Shared Stewardship is a way of doing business and approaching landscape needs to manage these problems. How? Through better coordination and collaboration by all those affected, including people like you! Shared Stewardship brings together national, regional, state, tribal and local players to plan together, prioritize together and act together. Track our projects and programs across Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Engineering & Design
Forest Service Engineers, Landscape Architects, Designers and Interpretive Planners provide technical assistance for the management of your National Forests and Grasslands.
Rocky Mountain 14ers
There are 54 peaks over 14,000 feet, or "Fourteeners," as part of the North American Cordillera from Alaska through Canada, the United States, and into Mexico.
Secure Rural Schools Program
The Secure Rural Schools program provides critical funding for schools, roads, and other municipal services to more than 700 counties across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.