Cut Your Own Christmas Tree & Red Feather Art Fair!

Looking for a week-end get-away between the madness of Thanksgiving and Christmas?
How about December 1st & 2nd or 8th & 9th? Two week-ends, two opportunities for fun!

Ride a horse, maybe in the snow!

Ride a horse, maybe in the snow!

  • Morning horseback riding?
  • Maybe a chance to cut your own Christmas Tree? (We will have a few bow saws you can borrow.)
  • Or a few relaxed hours at an old-time Christmas Market and Craft Fair to pick up gifts?
  • Come back to the lodge for hot chocolate and cookies?

To book your reservation, call us at 970-224-1222 or 800-357-4930

The Greening of Red Feather Lakes Dec 1st & 2nd!!!

This HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE will highlight craft booths offering

Get silly!

    Hand-crafted Christmas items,
    Seasonal Gifts
    and home-baked goodies

SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Also, You can cut your own WILD Christmas Tree

Truly knarley disc golf!

Truly knarley disc golf!

December 1st & 2nd  or December 8th & 9th in the Roosevelt National Forest.

Christmas Tree cutting in our Red Feather Lakes Ranger District has been a holiday tradition for nearly 40 years!

Permits are $10.00 and can be purchased during the week at

  • Canyon Lakes Ranger District office (2150 Centre, Ave., Building E, Fort Collins),
  • Pawnee National Grassland office (660 “O” Street, Greeley, Colo.),
  • Boulder Ranger District office (2140 Yarmouth Avenue, Boulder, Colo.)

Or you can purchase the permit here at the cutting area on the weekends (cash only).
To book your reservation, call us at 970-224-1222 or 800-357-4930

Hot chocolate waits inside!

Hot chocolate waits inside!

If you want to volunteer to work on the cutting site for one day, (and get a free tree in exchange):

  • Work with Forest Service folks to greet tree cutters
  • Hand out Maps of the tree cutting area
  • answer questions about prices and road conditions
  • check that vehicles have chains or four wheel drive

call the the Forest Service folks at 970-295-6701.

To book your reservation, call us at 970-224-1222 or 800-357-4930

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We Love to Teach
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Concern for the Environment
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