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

Summit County Recreation Information

Biking, Boating, Camping & More


Welcome to your National Forest!

Dillon Ranger District Road Status Updates

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


Virtual Education Series

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


Your one stop shop for virtual learning.

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


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.

Visit the FDRD Retail Store

Location: 680 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Phone: (970) 468-5400
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12:30pm – 1:00pm for lunch)

Items for Sale

  • Maps
  • Hiking Guides
  • Naturalist Pocket Guides
  • OHV Guides
  • Local History Books
  • Children’s Books
  • Animal Puppets
  • FDRD t-shirts
  • FDRD hats
  • FDRD pint glasses

Educational Resources

  • Recreation Opportunity Guides (ROG) – a printed, one page guide for each individual trail in the Dillon Ranger District, complete with directions to the trailhead, trail highlights, topographic map and elevation profile

  • Local tourism brochures & magazines
  • Local wildlife displays
  • Knowledgeable front desk staff

Important Contact Information

Dillon Ranger District –
Summit County

(970) 468-5400

Holy Cross Ranger District – Minturn (Vail)
(970) 827-5715

USFS Campground Reservations
(877) 444-6777

Colorado Avalanche Information Center
(970) 668-0600

Colorado Road Conditions

[877) 315- 7623 or (Cell) 511

Summit County Road Information
(970) 668-1090

National Weather Service
(303) 494-4221

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Hotline (970) 725-6200 

Summit Stage Bus Service
Free Summit county-wide transportation
(970) 668-0999


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!