Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Southwest Wyoming's
choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides,
hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any,
please email me!
- If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun
and successful, click here!
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
- The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may
be years old!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Southwest Wyoming that you found their farm
here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
- 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
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
Updates for October 2017
October: 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.
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Cut Your Own Tree in a National Forest
- Cut your own tree from a National Forest (with a permit!):
(UPDATED: October 23, 2015)
Christmas tree permits become available usually in November. Trees cut
with these permits must be less than the specified height for each
forest (see below). Permits may be
available through some commercial outlets. Information regarding other
applicable regulations are available at any district office.
(Guide to Christmas Tree Cutting)
2015 Cost: $8.00 / permit (valid
for 1 tree), Minimum Purchase: 1 permit; Maximum Purchase: 5 permits;
Availability: November; Expiration: December 31. See these pages
Bighorn National Forest
(see this page for
Bighorn Christmas tree cutting details
This link has a easy to use map to find trees you may cut in a national
forest in your area
. Just hover (position) your mouse over the
mouse on that page in your area.
Christmas tree permits
become available usually in November. Trees cut with these permits must
be less than 10 feet tall. Permits may be available through some
commercial outlets. Information regarding other applicable regulations
are available at any district office. (Guide
to Christmas Tree Cutting
||$8.00 / permit (valid for 1 tree)
Medicine Bow National Forest
(see this page for
Medicine Bow Christmas tree cutting details
You can cut your own
Christmas tree on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, with a
permit. In 2015, Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five per
Permits can be purchased at all Ranger
, as well as the following locations:
Bureau of Land Management Cheyenne Office, (307) 775-6256, 5353 N
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyo., Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.- 4:30
Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Office, (307) 328-4200, 1300
3rd Street, Rawlins, Wyo., Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center, (970)
824-5689, 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, Colo., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5
p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays
Kremmling Chamber of Commerce, (970)
724-3472, 203 Park Ave, Kremmling, Colo., Tuesday-Saturday, 9
Permits may also be purchased through the mail from the Douglas
Ranger District and Yampa Ranger District.
Shoshone National Forest
) (see this page for
Shoshone Christmas tree cutting details
The cost in 2015 for a
permit is $8.00 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Cutting a larger tree
requires the purchase of additional permits.
Permits are now available at Shoshone
National Forest offices in Cody, Dubois, and Lander, which are open from
8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except legal holidays).
Beginning November 21, permits can be purchased at these additional
locations during regular business hours:
- In Cody at Red Eagle Stores #2 and #3
- On the North Fork Highway at the Red Barn
- In Dubois at Wind River Gear and the Pit Stop
- In Lander at the Popo Agie One Stop
- In Meeteetse at the Wea Market
- In Powell at the One Stop Shoppe and Red Eagle Store #7
- In Ralston at Red Eagle Store #5
- In Riverton at all three Pit Stops
- On Highway 296, Crandall, the Painter Outpost
Sleigh Ride Adventures in Jackson Hole - sleigh rides (no trees
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Phone: 800-544-3582. Email: email@example.com
. Memorable horse-drawn sleigh rides and a delicious dinner at Solitude Cabin. Wrap up in our lap robes and enjoy a memorable ride by horse drawn sleigh along an alpine trail at Teton Village. Settle down to a hearty dinner in the comfort of Solitude Cabin. The four course meal includes your selection of: Roast Prime Rib Au Jus, Filet of Broiled Salmon, or upon request a Vegetarian Entree. A selection of beer, wine, and full bar is available. Dinner rides begin at 4:45 pm and 7:30 pm daily. Please check-in 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time with the Reservationist in the Explorer's Room of the Cody House. Payment must be made in advance for a confirmed reservation. Live entertainment nightly. Reservations are limited, so please call well in advance.
National Elk Refuge - sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
790 Cache Creek Dr, Jackson, WY 83001. Phone: (307) 733-0277. Open: from
10 am to 4:00 pm from mid-December through early April. The sleigh
rides tickets are sold iat the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone
Visitor Center, via a private contractor, Double H Bar, Inc. The
National Elk Refuge also offers additional wildlife viewing excursions
and daily programs at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor
Center. Sleigh drivers and area wildlife tour companies receive training
each year on refuge management, projects and policies, including weekly
biological updates on elk and bison. Groups are able to request
specialized presentations. There were 44 winter wildlife caravans along
the Refuge Road. Visitors frequently commented on the drivers' knowledge
and the quality of the interpretive experience.
The elk herd and the
sleigh rides were featured this winter on CNN and the Weather Channel,
as well as newspapers and other media in the United States, Netherlands
and Germany. (ADDED: October 23, 2015, JBS)
Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Southwest Wyoming? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!
Surely, there MUST be some here!!!