Recreation

Along Transfer Trail 4 looking south towards Glenwood Springs and Mt. Sopris.

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View forest campground status & COVID-19 closure updates.

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White River National Forest offers sharp contrasts of outdoor opportunities including highly developed year-round recreation near resorts as well as acces to primitive backcountry including eight designated Wilderness areas. Search for opportunities by activity, or area, and explore the outdoors at White River National Forest.

View Recreation Quicksheets that are handed out at our district offices. 

Forest-wide Campground Table

Find an Outfitter or Guide

Information for Cavers

 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Aspen-Sopris Ranger District    View Current Conditions Reports
Blanco Ranger District (East of Meeker, CO)    View Current Conditions Reports
Dillon Ranger District    View Current Conditions Reports
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District (Vail-Eagle area)    View Current Conditions Reports
Fall Creek #2001    The north trailhead is not accessible by vehicle until June 21st, annually, due to wildlife closure to motorized vehicles on Tigiwon Road.
Fulford Cave Campground    A permit is required to enter the Fulford Cave. The cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. For 2021, planned opening for Yeoman and Fulford Camgrounds is June 4, but if conditions warrant, the campgrounds may be opened earlier.
Piney Guard Station Closed to Visitor
Rifle Ranger District    View Current Conditions Reports
Tigiwon Community House Closed to Visitor
Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area    For current winter trail conditions check: snowmobilecolo.com
Note: Parking lots at Vail Pass are typically full by 10am on winter weekends (Friday-Sunday) & holidays.

Spotlights

Ruedi Reservoir

Sunset overlooing Ruedi reservoir

Ruedi Reservoir is a 1,000-acre reservoir 15 miles east of Basalt popular for camping, boating, summer fishing, and ice fishing. Map of Ruedi Reservoir.

The White River National Forest manages five campgrounds at Ruedi: Dearhamer, Little Mattie, Little Maud, Molli B, and Ruedi Marina. Campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.gov.

There is a boat ramp and several picnic areas as well.

Ruedi is known for its lake trout (mackinaw) fishing year-round, as well as rainbow and brown trout, kokanee salmon and yellow perch.

Areas & Activities
picture of different recreation quicksheets

Recreation Quicksheets

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/whiteriver/recreation