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Christmas Tree Cutting Experience + Free Trees for Fourth Graders

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As you may have heard, there’s a shortage of Christmas trees in the metro area. Here are two memorable ways to cut down your Christmas tree this winter.

Christmas Tree Cutting Experience

Over the river and through the woods, to Snow Mountain Ranch we go! This year, make new holiday memories with us as they debut their Christmas Tree Cutting Experience. Why wait to celebrate the holidays when you can spread Christmas cheer all December long? Help them sustainably manage our forests while also making lasting memories!

Snow Mountain Ranch near Granby will be hosting holiday-themed events throughout the month of December, starting with the Christmas Tree Cutting Experience on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, then the following weekends of Dec. 7 – 8, and Dec. 14 – 15. Tree Cutting hours will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sundays.

Start your day with a festive cookie decorating, ornament decorating, or Christmas Card craft class to get you in the Christmas spirit. After you’ve gotten the holiday creativity flowing, gather your loved ones and set off on an adventure through the Snow Mountain Ranch forest to find the perfect Christmas tree. Snow Mountain Ranch will provide hand saws and twine so you can cut down your tree, then strap it to your car. You’re welcome to bring your own tools, however, chainsaws and other electric tools are prohibited.

It’s not too late to plan your holiday getaway! Stay with them and cut your tree for free! Or, make it a day trip. Day visitors can purchase a day pass with a $25 tree-cutting add-on. Day passes include access to the craft shop so you can create holiday cards, ornaments, or Christmas cookies, depending on each day’s activity schedule.

Free Tree With Every Kid in a Park

As we’ve shared a number of times, the Every Kid in a Park program is where all 4th graders can get FREE admission to National Parks, public lands and waters, including admission with their family. Well, it turns out that in addition to that awesome benefit, 4th grade students can also get a FREE permit to cut down a Christmas tree in select National forests.

These free Holiday Tree permits are only available at U.S. Forest Service District offices.  

The fourth-grader and pass must be present to purchase Tree Cutting permit. Go to  Every Kid Outdoors for more info!

Photo: Every Kid in a Park

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