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.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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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.
* Animal rights activists and other environmental warriors, angered by Vail's plans to expand their operations (which mostly take place on the public lands of the White River National Forest) into critical lynx habitat.(*)
Copper has 2,433 skiable acres on its 7,900-acre lease hold in the White River National Forest. Snowmaking commences on 380 acres of terrain in October, well before opening, scheduled for Nov.
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).
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.
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).