Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region!

Discover the Rocky Mountain Region

From lush forests and grasslands to rugged mountains, your adventure awaits.

Find a Forest Near You

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 of 17 national forests and seven national grasslands.

  • Real Jobs, Real Impact

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    The Rocky Mountain Region is hiring up to 14 employees to support operations at the Rocky Mountain Area Incident Support Cache in Lakewood, Colorado.

  • Maps

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    Get ready for your visit by checking out our detailed maps, brochures and information guides.

  • Recreation Passes

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    Interagency recreation passes provide access to recreation sites managed by a number of Federal agencies.

  • Forest Health

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    Forest Health Protection in the Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2) provides direct support to managers of Federal and Tribal lands on issues related to forest health.

  • Plan a visit

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    Headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Region comprises 17 national forests and seven national grasslands. See what awaits you!

  • Know Before You Go

    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.

Regional Highlights

  • Confronting the Wildfire Crisis

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    The Forest Service launched a 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy to address the places where wildfire poses the most immediate threats to communities. There are 21 total landscapes — 10 initial landscapes and 11 additional landscapes — that comprise the strategy. The Colorado Front Range is one of those landscapes.

  • Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument

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    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.


Great American Outdoor Act

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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.

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Shared Stewardship Across the Rocky Mountain Region

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.

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