Looking for a local Christmas tree farm, tree lot, sleigh ride, Santa visits, reindeer or hayride in Colorado? Just select your
area in the list or map below.
And if you know of one I missed and want to
information, or provide feedback about a farm or the website
, please let me know!
After Christmas, click here to find how
how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree!
And to recycle used, broken or old
Christmas lights and electronics
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights.
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Updates for August 2019
August: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving
and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have
hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities
Click one of these areas (or click on the map
further down this page)
NOTE: BE SURE TO CALL THE FARMS BEFORE YOU GO!
Click here for permits to cut in National and state forests.
weather - click for forecast, or enter a zip code for a different
Events, Other information and related links:
Permits to cut in state and national forests:
Want to cut your own from a national forest in Colorado?
Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own Christmas tree on
public lands, are now on sale at National Forest/BLM offices and selected
retail outlets in southwestern Colorado.
The Rocky Mountain Region manages 17 national forests and
seven national grasslands throughout
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, along with most of South Dakota and
Wyoming. Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a
tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. In doing
so, you take an active part in managing your national forests as you
celebrate your own family's holiday tradition! To skip
general tree cutting information and view cutting area maps:
Regional Christmas Tree Cutting Information Map
Colorado Christmas tree Cutting Map
Front Range/Denver Metro Area Map
year's regional primary Christmas tree cutting dates are always set
at the last minute (usually announced in late November) and take
place in early December.
order to provide some consistency for the region, primary Christmas
tree cutting dates are set which means that all tree cutting areas
in our region must be open between those dates. However, some areas
allow cutting as early as Thanksgiving and some allow cutting until
the end of the year.
Christmas tree cutting permits are
generally available from most US Forest
Service offices throughout
the Rocky Mountain Region. Check out the informational links below
or call the office of the closest Ranger
the area you want to cut in to verify that they are offering
Christmas tree cutting permits.
Call the Public Lands Information Center
at 303-239-3838 for more information
check out the informational links below.
following links below for specific information by location:
Denver & Front Range Areas:
Four primary cutting areas along the
Front Range in the Arapaho, Pike and Roosevelt National Forests serve
metro Denver and surrounding communities (click to see a
). See their
for more information! Core Cutting Dates:
Call the park or forest to verify this year's adtes - they are usually
announced in late November
Permits: $10 each (last reported). One tree per permit. Limit 5 permits
per person. All sales are final.
Area Entry Hours: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm to For your
safety, no entry is allowed before or after these hours.
Grand Valley District 2017 Christmas Tree Permits -
Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase at Grand Mesa,
Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) office locations
beginning November 20, for personal use. The cost per permit is $8.00
and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at National Forest
office locations. There is a maximum of five tree permits per person.
More information here
Routt National Forest
- 2008 Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum
of five per household. Have your permit with you when cutting a tree, to
be secured to the tree at the time of cutting.
San Juan National Forest
- A 2008 permit, which costs $8, allows you
to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall for personal use. The permits expire
on December 31.
White River National Forest
- 2008 Permits are $10 per tree and may
be purchased at the WRNF offices or the BLM Field Office in Glenwood
Springs, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For
additional information, please contact the White River National Forest
in Carbondale at 970-963-2266 or the Glenwood Springs BLM Field Office
Colorado state forests:
- Christmas tree cutting permits at Golden Gate State Park
- Beginning November 12, a limited number of permits will
be available for the Golden Gate Canyon State Park Christmas tree sale,
just 30 minutes outside of the Denver metro area. All cutting
activities will take plac on one weekend in early December.
Unfortunately, the Parks rarely announce the dates online until the last
minute (if at all; their website is gone and there is absolutely nothing
available about them online - for those of you who want government to
run healthcare... keep in mind they can't even do a good job with
Christmas trees in a state park!), so I can't tell you the exact dates and details -
you must call the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707 for this year's
information. Areas for both four-wheel and two-wheel drive vehicles will
be available, with some hiking required. The tree permits will be
available at the Golden Gate Canyon State Park Visitor Center located at
92 Crawford Gulch Road, 15 miles west of Golden. To reach the Visitor
Center, turn west on Golden Gate Canyon Road, off of Highway 93.
Permits will be sold from 9 am to 4 pm daily, while supplies last.
Permits may also be purchased over the phone with a credit card by
calling 303-582-3707. Visitors must pick up their permits at the
Visitor Center prior to cutting. A detailed map with additional
information is provided with each permit. The last update we had said
the permit cost was $20, and permit holders are allowed one tree per
permit. Permits will be discounted to $10 for those purchasing an
Annual State Park Pass. A valid park pass is required on each vehicle.
Daily passes are available at the Visitor Center the day of the cut for
$6 per vehicle. Trees must be cut with hand tools, such as a handsaw or
an axe; chainsaws and power saws are not prohibited. Christmas trees up
to 15 feet tall or six inches in trunk diameter may be removed. Tree
selections include Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Lodge Pole Pine and
Rocky Mountain Juniper. Permit holders will be assisting Golden Gate
Canyon State Park by thinning overcrowded dense vegetation. This
selective thinning will improve the overall forest health and reduce the
impacts of future wildfires.
For more current information, see this page
or contact the Visitor Center at
(Some of these external links and the search engine on
their website may not work all of the time )
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