Colorado Christmas Tree Permits
‘Tis the season! Looking for an outdoor experience to celebrate the holidays? How about cutting down your own Christmas tree? Christmas tree permits can be purchased from your local BLM office.
Permits can be purchased online for the following field offices:
- Colorado River Valley Field Office
- Grand Junction Field Office
- Gunnison Field Office
- Little Snake Field Office
- Royal Gorge Field Office
- San Luis Valley Field Office
- Tres Rios Field Office
- Uncomphagre Field Office
- White River Field Office
For all other field offices please contact the field office directly for information about obtaining a permit.
Check out the BLM Forest Products Interactive Map.
Before you head out to find your perfect tree review the details below to have the best experience.
You must have a valid permit to cut and/or remove trees from BLM-managed public lands. Check with your local BLM field office as cutting areas, guidelines and restrictions vary. Tag prices and restrictions are different for trees cut on U.S. Forest Service land.
No topping of trees.
Cut below lowest live limb - Leave stumps no higher than six inches.
Avoid damage to other trees.
Drive only on existing roads. Don't block traffic when you park. Comply with road closures.
Do not trespass on or through private land.
Stay on designated roads and respect private land. Some tree cutting areas may be inaccessible after snowfall – early season cutting is advisable.
Be safe and prepared. Check road and weather conditions before heading out. Make sure you have everything you need for an outdoor venture including warm clothes, food, water, and safety equipment. Let someone know where you’ll be going and when you plan to return. If you get stranded, call for help, and stay with your group and vehicle until help arrives.
Please dispose of trees properly. Consider composting or using for as firewood, if those are options available to you.
Keep in mind that hunting seasons are usually open during these times, so wearing brighter colors may be advisable.