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Cut your own Christmas tree in Elk Creek, where to buy a permit

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Elk Creek Cutting Area open Dec. 3-10

Red Feather Lakes Area open Dec. 3-11

Christmas tree permits are available for $10 per tree and are limited to a maximum of five permits per person.

Elk Creek Cutting Area:

The Elk Creek Cutting Area is located west of Fraser and Winter Park. From Fraser, travel west on County Road 72 to the cutting area entrance.

This special cutting area is open from Dec. 3 through Dec. 10. Roads will be plowed to allow motor vehicles equipped with four-wheel-drive or chained tires entry from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snowmobiles and ATVs are not allowed in the cutting area.

You must buy your permits in advance. No permits will be available for purchase at the gates of the cutting area and permits are no longer available by mail. The Granby district office will no longer be providing permits by mail.

Where to Buy a Permit:

Winter Park Chamber of Commerce – 78841 U.S. Highway 40 Winter Park; open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Country Ace Hardware – 627 W. Agate Granby; open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply – 541 Zerex St. Fraser; open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sulphur Ranger District – 9 Ten Mile Drive Granby; open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grand Lake Chamber — 14700 US Highway 34, Grand Lake; open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your handsaw or ax (chainsaws are prohibited), winter clothing, water, warm drinks and snacks, sled for pulling tree or young children, equipment for loading tree, and vehicle safety kit that could include a shovel, blanket, first aid kit, etc. Most importantly, make sure your vehicle has four-wheel-drive (not all wheel drive) or chains or traction devices (not socks).

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