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White River National Forest

900 Grand Ave.Glenwood SpringsColorado 81601
Category: Activities
White River National Forest at Colorado
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Colorado White River National Forest

The top recreational forest in the country, White River National Forest is a 2.3 million acre reserve nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountain range. Considered the birthplace of the United States Wilderness Area, the White River National Forest covers ten counties in Colorado and has more visitors than any other forest in the nation, attracting outdoor enthusiasts who come for its world-renowned scenery and year-round opportunities for activities including fishing, hunting, rafting, kayaking, skiing, hiking, horseback riding and more.



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  • Head out into the forest on a multi-day
    backpacking trip
  • Spot an elusive elk in the forest
  • Enjoy the silence of pure wilderness
  • Catch a fish to brag about in
    mountain streams
  • Hit up the slops at one of the forest's twelve ski areas

Leave No Trace

Please keep in mind that White River National Forest is a “Leave No Trace” area, meaning that everything you bring into the forest, you must pack out. This includes trash and food scraps. Make sure that campfires are completely extinguished, and do not carry out any rocks, flora, fauna or any other items that you find. Take only pictures, and leave only footprints.

Map of White River National Forest

The White River National Forest is a large area, but you can find a map of the forest around the hotel right here: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/recreation/map/vis_maps/wrnf/white-river-nf-west/index.shtml


  • What is there to do nearby the hotel?

    Outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including scenic driving, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, backpacking, boating, picnicking, wildlife spotting and much more.
  • Is there anywhere to go skiing in the White River National Forest?

    Yes, the forest is home to twelve ski resorts, including Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Vail, Sunlight Mountain Resort and more.

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