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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The BLM, White River National Forest, and Summit, Eagle and Rio Blanco County Sheriffs Offices will be enforcing the following temporary restrictions:
Maribeth Gustafson, forest supervisor for Colorado's White River National Forest, says that other agencies that manage emergencies are not doing so out of their operating budget.
In August 1999, White River National Forest administrators released a proposed new plan for management of the forest based on evaluations of plant life, wildlife, wetlands, and recreational use.
White River National Forest officials, however, have made Alternative D" their preference.
The 65 oil and gas leases analyzed are primarily on lands managed by the White River National Forest, which provides outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities and is home to several of Colorados most popular fisheries, including the Roaring Fork River and the North Fork of the Gunnison River.
An emergency environmental injunction against ski developer Vail Associates' proposed mad through prime lynx habitat in Colorado's White River National Forest has been denied (see "Troubled Homecoming," cover story, March/April 1998).
You can camp precisely where the troops were trained, and learn more about the outfit, at Camp Hale campground on Colorado's White River National Forest, Holy Cross Ranger District (303/827-5715).
Colorado - On the White River National Forest in Colorado, more than a dozen Rocky Mountain Youth CorpsThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.
In response to a request from the Grand Junction District, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office and White River National Forest monitored the South Canyon fire.
Wood cuttings most of them from the White River National Forest will be trucked here beginning in December, so they can be turned into energy.
The rangers of the White River National Forest are striving to open their forests to the disabled and have formed a partneship with the Van-eagle Valley Rotary Club called PAW (Physically challenged Access to the Woods).
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.