Helpful Resources and Information

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Trails & Hiking

Explore miles of trails in the White River National Forest

Get out on the trails!

Enjoy more than 450 miles of trails, two wilderness areas, four ski areas, and 62 peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation

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Summit County Recreation Information

Biking, Boating, Camping & More

WILDERNESS … OUR LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Welcome to your National Forest!

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Dillon Ranger District Road Status Updates

Find out which off-highway vehicle roads are open/closed.

OHV ROAD STATUS

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Virtual Education Series

Learn about local geology, history, hydrography, climate, & more!

FREE EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

Your one stop shop for virtual learning.

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Leave No Trace Seven Principles

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics

National Forest Permits & Passes

Permits

Fuel Wood (seasonal)
A permit allowing individuals to harvest standing dead or downed dead trees for firewood use. Usually sold June through November. (Fee)

Pole and Post (Other Forest Products)
A permit allowing individuals to harvest wood products for uses other than fuel wood. (Fee)

Mushroom (seasonal)
A permit allowing individuals to harvest up to 67 pounds of mushrooms. (No Fee)

Christmas Tree (seasonal)
A permit allowing individuals to harvest lodgepole pines in designated areas during the Christmas season (Thanksgiving through Christmas). ($11 per tree)

Fuel Reduction Tree Removal
A permit allowing property owners to remove hazardous dead or dying trees from adjacent National Forest land. (Fee)

Prices are subject to change without notice. Contact the Dillon Ranger District or see website for more information.

Federal Passes

Available at the Dillon Ranger District Visitor Center

Senior Pass
A lifetime pass for US citizens or permanent residents 62 or older with proof of age. (One-time fee)

Access Pass
A lifetime pass for US citizens or permanent residents with a documented permanent disability. (No fee)

Annual Pass
An annual pass covering entrance and day-use fees on federal lands. Valid 12 months from purchase. (Fee)

All passes admit the passholder and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle to National Park sites. Passes may provide discounts at other federal recreation sites.

Important Contact Information

Dillon Ranger District –
Summit County
(970) 468-5400
www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver
www.dillonrangerdistrict.com


Holy Cross Ranger District – Minturn (Vail)
(970) 827-5715
www.fs.usda.gov/whiteriver


USFS Campground Reservations
(877) 444-6777
www.recreation.gov

Colorado Avalanche Information Center
(970) 668-0600
avalanche.state.co.us


Colorado Road Conditions

[877) 315- 7623 or (Cell) 511
www.cotrip.org


Summit County Road Information
(970) 668-1090


National Weather Service
(303) 494-4221
www.weather.gov

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Hotline (970) 725-6200
www.cpw.state.co.us 


Summit Stage Bus Service
Free county wide transportation
(970) 668-0999
www.summitstage.com


St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
Frisco, CO
(970) 668-3300

Summit County Noxious Weeds
(970) 668-4218
(970) 668-4252


Summit County Non-Emergency Dispatch
(970) 668-8600


For ALL Emergencies, Call 911

Do not rely on cell phone coverage in forest or ski areas!