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, 2023 - January 7, 2024

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.

  • No cutting trees within 75 feet of any road, trail, and all bodies of water.

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Snow Mountain Ranch

November 24 - December 17, 2023 (SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS)

Gather your loved ones and set out on an adventure through the Snow Mountain Ranch forest to find the perfect Christmas tree, starting the day after Thanksgiving through December 17, Saturdays and Sundays only. Just visit the Program building, present your ticket, and pick up all the tools you need to cut down your 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.*


  • Trees that are off-limits will be marked. Please do not cut down marked trees. If you have questions about a tree, please ask the Snow Mountain Ranch staff.

  • Snow Mountain Ranch will provide handsaws and ropes.

  • 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.


  • 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.

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