Colorado U.S. Forest Service information

Together We're Better

Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone are all operated under permit of the White River National Forest. Located in central Colorado, the White River National Forest encompasses over 2.3 million acres of National Forest lands.

The White River National Forest was established in 1891 as the White River Plateau Timber Reserve; the second such reserved to be named in the United States. In 1905 the newly formed Forest Service was given authority of the reserve.

Long before this designation, the area was home to the Ute Indians who followed herds of elk and bison on their seasonal migrations.

Today the Forest is a world-renowned recreation destination. With more than 12 million visitors per year, the White River is the most visited recreation forest in the country.

It's All Yours

These lands are a gift. Congress began conserving these lands back in 1891 for all of us. More than 100 years later, this gift continues to inspire, restore, and provide. From offering nearly endless ways to play to providing water, clean air and resources for millions, each of the 174 forests and grasslands highlights the best of America’s public lands heritage. The U.S. Forest Service and National Forest Foundation work to steward these lands on your behalf. So pick a spot, choose an activity, and go play!

The White River National Forest Supervisor’s Office is located at 900 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, Co 81601, (970) 945-2521. The offices is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30 pm

The Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District is located at 24757 US Highway 24, Minturn Co 81645, pm (970) 827 5715. The offices is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30

Visit the US Forest Service Website for more information.