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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
  • Kremmling 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

Field office map: Find your closest office to obtain a permit!

Buy your permit here!

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.

Rocky Mountain District 

Royal Gorge Field Office
3028 E. Main St.
Canon City, CO 81212
Permits are $10, available Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

San Luis Valley Field Office
1313 E. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Permits are $10, available Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

Northwest District

Kremmling Field Office
2103 E. Park Ave.
Kremmling, CO 80459
Permits are $6

Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson St.
Craig, CO 81625
Permits are $10

White River Field Office
220 E. Market St.
Meeker, CO 81641
Permits are $10

Southwest District 

Gunnison Field Office
2500 E. New York Ave.
Gunnison, CO 81230

Silverton Field Station
1428 Greene Street Suite, #1B
Silverton, CO 81433
(970) 387-9871 (call for office hours)

Permits are $10, available Nov. 20 - Dec. 24

Tres Rios Field Office
29211 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
Permits are $8, available Nov. 20 - Dec. 24

Uncompahgre Field Office
2465 S. Townsend Ave.
Montrose, CO 81401
Permits are $8, available Nov. 9 - Dec. 25

Upper Colorado River District

Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, CO 81652
Permits are $10

Grand Junction Field Office
2815 H Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Permits are $10, available Nov. 27 - Dec. 24