White River National Forest


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White River National Forest

Address:900 Grand Ave
PO Box 948
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

Phone:970-945-2521
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver
Size: 2,300,000 acres.
Location:West-central Colorado. Accessible by US 70, 6, 24, 40, and 285; CO 82. Nearby cities/towns include Aspen, Dillon, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Meeker, and Rifle.
Facilities:Resorts, 37 campgrounds, 6 picnic areas, boat ramps, trails (1,895 miles), ski areas (concession operated), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, rafting, mountain biking, inline skating, horseback riding, ORV riding, mountain climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing.
Special Features:Among the most heavily used national forests in the country, White River includes: Vail, the largest ski resort in the country; ten mountain peaks above 14,000 feet in elevation; Glenwood Canyon, an 18-mile stretch of the Colorado River with 1,000-foot cliffs above the river; 8 wilderness areas totaling more than 750,000 acres.

See other parks in Colorado.
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White River National Forest officials, however, have made Alternative D" their preference.
Yet no sooner did the White River National Forest release the proposed plan, than the staff got flooded with complaints from off-roaders.
The new White River National Forest supervisor, Martha Ketelle, is representative of the changes that have occurred within the agency.
On May 8, 2000, the day before the comment period deadline, McInnis submitted his own plan for the White River National Forest, authored by Woodrow.
The White River National Forest has yet to release its final plan, which was originally scheduled to be completed this spring, but has been delayed until August.
This year's Capitol Christmas Tree will hail from the Colorado's White River National Forest, the number one forest for recreation in the U.
The Capitol Christmas Tree provides the chance to celebrate the conservation legacy of our national forests, the outdoor recreation opportunities they provide, and the importance of stewardship and restoration of our nation's forests," said Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor for the White River National Forest.
The Give & Getaway package at RockResorts continues to be a fantastic complement to our company-wide partnership with the National Forest Foundation to raise funds for on-the-ground conservation projects in Colorado's White River National Forest and the National Forests of The Lake Tahoe Basin in California and Nevada.
Through a special fundraising partnership with the National Forest Foundation, Vail Resorts and RockResorts have donated more than $800,000 thus far to a dozen non-profit organizations for conservation projects in the White River National Forest.
Through a special fundraising partnership with the National Forest Foundation, Vail Resorts and RockResorts have donated over $225,000 thus far to seven non-profit organizations for conservation projects in the White River National Forest.
Guests at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa enjoy moonlight journeys through the forest and meadows of Beaver Creek and snowmobiling in the White River National Forest.
It has Bureau of Land Management access, is near the Grand Mesa and White River National Forests and is located between six major ski areas.