Cut Your Own Christmas Tree on the Sulphur Ranger District |

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree on the Sulphur Ranger District

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It’s that time of year again to venture into the Forest and cut your own Christmas tree. Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Sulphur Ranger District are now available for $10 a tree with a maximum purchase of five trees per person.

Permits can be obtained in three locations in Grand County: Sulphur Ranger District Office, 9 Ten Mile Drive, through Jan. 6; Elk Creek Cutting Area, Dec. 4 through 11; Winter Park Chamber Of Commerce, 78841 U.S. Highway 40, through Dec. 24.

Although you can cut a Christmas tree almost anywhere on National Forest Lands on the Sulphur Ranger District, the main cutting area is the Elk Creek Cutting Area near Fraser. This area will be staffed Dec. 4 through 11 and is accessible by vehicles with four-wheel drive or tire chains. Most areas are only accessible by walking, skiing or snowshoeing.

Smokey Bear will be at the cutting area, ready for photos on Dec. 4, 5, and 11.

While enjoying your holiday hunt for the perfect tree, please remember to watch out for Hazard Trees.

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