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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!


National Forest Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree cutting permits are available each year in the fall. Find out where to get your permit and where to go.

Mountain Safety

View from the mountain ski area courtesy of Marcus Dreux.

Each year people get hurt or even die in the backcountry simply by not being prepared! Plan ahead and learn tips, techniques and strategies for avoiding winter hazards with Aspen Mountain Rescue!


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.

Information for Cavers

Registration is required to access caves that are open. The registration system is designed to prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome.

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