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.

Attitash Mountain Resort, Wildcat Mountain, and Mount Sunapee all operate under permit from the White Mountain National Forest. The White Mountain National Forest in eastern New Hampshire and western Maine ranges from mountainous hardwood forests to majestic alpine peaks. It is known for its breathtaking scenery, clear mountain lakes and streams, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities year round.

Mount Snow operates under permit from the Green Mountain National Forest. The Green Mountain National Forest encompasses more than 400,000 acres in southwestern and central Vermont, forming the largest contiguous public land area in the state. Characterized by striking scenery that combines rugged mountain peaks with quintessential Vermont villages, the Forest is an attraction for many visitors.


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!

USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Program information may be made available in languages other than English.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, and American Sign Language) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, see information here.

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 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The White Mountain National Forest Office is located at 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH 03223, (603) 536-6100. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The Green Mountain National Forest Office is located at 231 North Main Street, Rutland, VT 05701, 1-802-747-6700. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.