Do you want to cut your own Christmas tree for free in Colorado? If you have a fourth grader, they qualify for the Every Kid Outdoors initiative that offers one free holiday tree permit to fourth traders who have a valid 4th Grade Interagency Pass. To get this benefit, 4th Graders must go to the Every Kid Outdoors website at everykidoutdoors.gov click on the “Get Your Pass” icon at the top of the screen to get your free voucher. Complete the request and bring your 4th grader into your local ranger district to pick up your tree permit (while supplies last).
Don’t have a fourth grader? No worries! You can also purchase a Christmas tree permit for $20 from a local vendor or online at recreation.gov or from a local vendor. Terms and conditions for cutting Christmas trees will be given to you when you purchase your permit.
It’s a lot less expensive than your local tree lot (though we’re big fans of those as well). Be sure to check-out the 7 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Denver.
And if you’re looking for something memorable to decorate that tree, check out these darling Colorado ornaments which make perfect gifts for yourself and someone else. We especially love this darling hand-painted glass Christmas ornament of a distressed Colorado flag or if you like to keep it simple, this Colorado Flag Snowflake Metal Christmas Ornament.
MORE HOLIDAY FUN IN DENVER! Don’t miss your Ultimate Guide to the Holidays in Denver. If you’re lucky, we’ll have a white Christmas so don’t miss our Ultimate guide to outdoor skating in Colorado and 30 places to go sledding in Colorado. And if you need some inspiration with your shopping, check-out Denver’s best holiday markets and craft fairs.
Where to Cut My Own Christmas Tree in Colorado
These Denver/Front Range Christmas Tree Cutting areas are within the shortest driving distances from (north to south) Ft. Collins, Denver and Colorado Springs, CO.
These areas are within:
- Arapahoe & Roosevelt National Forests
- Pike National Forest
- White River National Forest
Cutting our own Christmas tree has become one of our favorite family traditions but remember, always Know Before You Go. Check local conditions and have a winter safety kit in your vehicle with you.
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