Great American Outdoor Act

compass on ground with fall leavesThe 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.

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, read these helpful tips:

Winter Can be Tricky, Be Prepared

Before you go, always check weather, local conditions in the forests & grasslands, roads & avalanche conditions. The weather can change suddenly and dramatically. Be prepared & monitor weather conditions, tell someonewhen/where you are going, when you expect to return & who to call if you don't show up. Always carry a winter survival kit in your vehicle that includes extra food, water, sleeping bags or warm blankets. Keep your cell phone fully charged. Remember cell coverage can be spotty or nonexistent in more remote locations. Hopefully you won't ever have to use your winter survival kit but just in case, it's good to be prepared.

Respect Wildlife

Winter can be stressful for wildlife, food is limited & energy use must be kept to a minimum. Keep a safe distance from them and be careful not to disturb their habitat. 

Why I volunteered to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts

woman in forest service uniform gives vaccination to person in carI am Hannah Nadeau, a USDA Forest Service law enforcement officer with the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland. I volunteered to make a difference in the community where I work. 

Hudson-Meng Bone-Bed is a Mystery

people standing around an archaeological dig of bison bonesFortunately, taking care of the facility is not. Engineers from the Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands...

The Rocky Mountain Region Trails Strategy

The Rocky Mountain Region manages more than 21,000 miles of motorized, mechanized, and nonmotorized trails and provides administrative and
recreation access to more than 28 million people annually on over 22 million acres of public land in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

The Trails Stewardship Strategy will guide how we work together to share, steward, and enjoy a sustainable system of trails across the region. This strategy is not a decision document, but a springboard upon which all stakeholders in the Rocky Mountain Region can engage to collectively move forward. Join us! Together, we can ensure a lasting trails legacy for generations to come.

Trip Planning

Safety is Your Responsibility. Know before you go & always check local conditions.

Maps: Find national forest & grassland maps 

Alerts by forest: View Alerts notifications by national forests and grasslands throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

In case of emergency dial 911.

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