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Christmas Tree Permits

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Know Before You Go: 

Sulphur Ranger District Only

  • The Arapaho National Forest will allow tree cutting November 9th – January 7thPermits will be available for purchase online on November 9th. Check out the Arapaho National Forest map.
  • Elk Creek Cutting Area will be open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dec. 1st - 10th. The Sulphur Ranger District will staff the cutting area Dec. 2, 3, 9, & 10. Purchase your permit prior to arriving at the cutting area, permits are not available onsite.  Elk Creek map.
  • Download the U.S. Forest Service's Christmas Tree cutting guidelines, tips & tricks
    • Prior to heading out, be sure to download forest maps onto your smart phone through Avenza, available in the app store. This app works even when there isn’t cell service and will help you make sure you don’t cut trees on private property or prohibited areas. Most roads will be closed to motor vehicles after Nov. 15, but snowmobiles or skis may be used to access some areas. Make sure the Forest Service Road you plan to drive is open using our Road Status Tables. 

Christmas Tree permits will sell for $20 each (limit of 5 per person). You can purchase permits online (you'll need a printer) or at the Grand County locations below. Please note, the Grand County outlets selling permits often have varying and limited quantities of permits each day. Online purchase and at-home print out is recommended. 

Please review the tree-cutting area map, the Sulphur Ranger District has reduced tree-cutting areas in Grand County this year due to wildfire area closures. All information is available at the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest's website






Purchase PRE-CUT Christmas Trees:

While in Winter Park: