Join in the holiday tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree in Granby! Find your perfect tree with a permit through the U.S. Forest Service or ticket from Snow Mountain Ranch. 

U.S. Forest Service

November 10, 2022 - January 6, 2023

A permit for harvesting a Christmas tree in the Arapaho National Forest must be bought before harvesting. You can purchase a permit online or at Granby’s Country Ace Hardware. Permits are $20/each with a maximum of 5 permits per person.

Additional Information

  • Download and print your Holiday tree cutting map. Printed maps are not available in the Forest. Cut trees only within the National Forest boundary. No trespassing on private property. 

  • Cut the stump at ground level. Take the whole tree. Do not remove the top of the tree.

  • Choosing a tree from a densely forested area gives the remaining trees more space to grow.

  • Permits must be displayed on the tree or visible on your vehicle dashboard.

  • Cutting is prohibited at least 50 feet away from a stream or body of water and at least 75 feet away from a road or trail.

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Snow Mountain Ranch

November 25 - December 18, 2022

Gather your loved ones and set out on an adventure through the Snow Mountain Ranch forest to find the perfect Christmas tree. 

Tree Cutting Ticket

  • Guests will receive a tree cutting ticket upon lodging check in or upon the purchase of a $29 tree cutting ticket. The purchase of a ticket also covers one activity day pass.

  • Guests must check in with Snow Mountain Ranch Staff at the Program Building.

Additional Information

  • Trees that are off-limits will be marked. Do not cut down marked trees.

  • Handsaws and ropes provided.

  • Guests must tie their own trees down.

  • Guests are welcome to bring their own tools however, chainsaws and any electric equipment ARE NOT PERMITTED.

  • The cutting area will be in the forest between the library and the dog park.

  • Guests are welcome to park in the library parking lot.

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