White River National Forest: It's all yours to explore, discover & enjoy.

White River National Forest is the most visited national forest in the nation encompassing 2.3 million acres. With 11 ski resorts, eight Wilderness areas, 10 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet and 2,500 miles of trails, this forest is a place where you can press play on adventure and inspiration!

Permit Now Required for overnight stays at Conundrum Hot Springs

A few people in Conundrum HotspringsNEW for 2018! Starting on April 18, 2018 camping permits are required for overnight stays at Conundrum Hot Springs, located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Read Frequently Asked Questions about the permit.

Reserve an overnight camping permit for Conundrum Hot Springs at recreation.gov.


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Elk Range Safety Coalition

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Expect the Unexpected: An alliance of Roaring Fork Valley mountaineering experts including Aspen Alpine Guides, Aspen Expeditions Worldwide, Mountain Rescue Aspen, the White River National Forest and the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office are joining together to offer an intensive educational program aimed at providing enthusiasts with the skills, knowledge and confidence to have a safe and successful Backcountry experience. 


Maroon Bells Recreation Information

Maroon Bells Scenic Area is a popular place to visit for the day, venture out on a day hike and enjoy a picnic. Plan ahead and know before you go.

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Travel Management

UTV driving through a mud bog on the Battlement Jeep Trail

Find Motor Vehicle Maps and more information about traveling on the forest.

Hanging Lake proposed management plan

Review the proposed management plan for Hanging Lake which is distinctive for its beauty & geological composition.

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