White River National Forest

maroon Bells scenic photo of peaks with greenery and the lake.

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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!

Plan ahead with reservations

Reservations are now available for many of the campgrounds on the White River National Forest at www.recreation.gov, which also has group sites, day-use areas and rental cabins available for reservation.   

Several other popular areas on the White River National Forest require reservations. Reservations to hike Hanging Lake can be made at www.visitglenwood.org. Parking and shuttle reservations for the Maroon Bells Scenic Area are available at www.aspenchamber.org.  

picture of East Fork Group Campground

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Travel Management

UTV driving through a mud bog on the Battlement Jeep Trail

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