COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — If you’re looking for a way to get the family out of the house this holiday season, why not try cutting your own Christmas tree? Here’s what you need to know about tree cutting near Colorado Springs.
The first step is to decide where you’d like to go. The closest area to Colorado Springs is northwest of Woodland Park, in the Pikes Peak Ranger District.
There are also tree-cutting areas around Denver, South Park, Salida, Buena Vista, Leadville, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Wet Mountains, and Spanish Peaks. Tap here for details about each tree-cutting area.
Then, purchase a permit. For the first time, permits are available online through Recreation.gov. There won’t be any in-person sales in the Pikes Peak Ranger District this year.
Permits for the Pikes Peak Ranger District are $20 per