Recreation


Hikers follow an alpine trail

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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

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Information for Cavers

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Aspen-Sopris Ranger District None View Current Conditions Reports
Blanco Ranger District (East of Meeker, CO) None View Current Conditions Reports
Dillon Ranger District None View Current Conditions Reports
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District (Vail-Eagle area) None View Current Conditions Reports
Fall Creek #2001 None 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 None A permit is required to enter the Fulford Cave. The cave is closed from October 15 - April 15 annually. The campground will be closed from 8 a.m. on June 9 through 10 a.m. on June 10 for employee training. 
Grizzly Creek #2065 Open The Grizzly Creek Trail is currently open for only the first two miles due to damage from summer 2021 storms. Be aware of increased risk from hazard trees, falling rocks, stump holes, and flashing flooding resulting from the 2020 Grizzly Creek Fire. 
Hanging Lake #1850 Temporarily Closed Debris flows in summer 2021 did significant damage to the trail. We are working to complete a primitive trail we hope to have open in mid-summer 2022.  
Piney Guard Station None
Rifle Ranger District None View Current Conditions Reports
Tigiwon Community House Closed
Yeoman Park Campground Temporarily Closed Closed due to hazard trees. We are working to remove the hazards and hope to re-open in mid-summer 2022.

Recreation Areas