Christmas Tree Cutting in Red Feather Lakes- 2015

Real Estate Agent with United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

You can cut your own Christmas Tree December 5th through the 13th, 2015 in Red Feather Lakes, CO.  

Next weekend begins the time of year when nearly every vehicle coming down 74E has a tree on top! People have been cutting their own Christmas tree in the area for several years- it's a family tradition for multiple generations.

Smokey Bear is there on the weekends greeting visitors and you  can take a picture with him, too. 

To get to the tree cutting area, take Hwy 287 North from Fort Collins to County Rd. 74E, go west approximately 16 miles to County Rd. 68C ( The Boy Scout Rd) turn left and drive about 7 miles to the entrance of the tree cutting area.


Chains or Four-wheel drive are required to enter there. Hand saws only- no chainsaws are permitted.


For weekday cutting, permits are available for purchase at the U.S.Forest Service offices in Fort Collins, at 2150 Centre Ave., Building E , and in the Greeley Office at 660 "O" Street,  on Monday & Tuesdays  and Thursdays & Fridays.

Permits, which are $10.00 (cash only) can also be purchased at the tree cutting site on the weekends.


You can also cut a tree at Beaver Meadows Resort,; beside tree cutting they have a huge variety of outdoor winter fun, like their tubing park with lift ( up to 13 runs), ice skating, cross country skiing, snow shoeing - a restaurant and evening bonfires!

and don't forget to make time to shop at "The Greening" craft fair December 5th and 6th!


It's a beautiful time of year up here- well it's beautiful all year long- but I love it when it's dressed in winter white!  ' a great start to a magical holiday season!

Mary Douglas, your Mountain Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, CO

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I specialize in the Red Feather Lakes and Livermore area, Fox Acres, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View Meadows Subdivisions, if you are interested in buying or selling your mountain home, please give me a call, I’m here to help you.

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I write about my area in Colorado; Law, Custom & Procedure vary from State to State and even within the State.


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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Mary how fun! Cutting down ones own Christmas tree is so inspiring. You make me miss living in CO!

Nov 29, 2015 05:28 AM #1
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Mary-I remember cutting down a Christmas tree years ago.  It was fun. Have a great holiday season.

Nov 29, 2015 05:45 AM #2
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Every year our family has this tradition we like to spend the day making memories with the children. I love the pictures the only thing missing in our market area is the snow.

Nov 29, 2015 05:53 AM #3
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Mary, what a mountain paradise you have with the snow!  Residents have all the information they need to cut their own Christmas tree in the Red Feather Lakes area with your timely post!

Nov 29, 2015 07:07 AM #4
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Ah thanks Anna, you will have to come back to Colorado to cut your tree :-) It is a lot of fun - and sometimes challenging too!


Hi Sharon, you're right, it is a fun thing to do- Happy Holidays to you Sharon, thanks for coming by today !


Hi Pat, it's a great tradition - those memories will last forever!  Thanks for stopping by today Pat, enjoy your tree cutting!


Thanks Bruce,  I hope so! For a few weeks we will see a parade of trees going off the mountain.  The forest service says "they never run out of permits, and they never run out of trees" and of course, some folks will cut a tree from their own land up here too!

Nov 29, 2015 07:48 AM #5
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Mary...I'm seeing a lot of fresh cut trees coming off of Grand Mesa, too. It's that time of the year. Great localism post. 

Dec 09, 2015 11:01 AM #6
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mary, STUNNING! Thank you and you are *FEATURED*  in today's Tuesday Travelogue! 

                                        Travellers in the Rain!


Apr 18, 2016 09:59 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Your photographs are just stunning! I could enjoy it immensely!

Apr 20, 2016 01:58 PM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Love the photo of the lake, it is indeed picture perfect. I love cutting your own tree for Christmas...we did this a few times...but as we get older we don't do it anymore :)

Apr 21, 2016 01:13 PM #9
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Gayle, thank you so much for including this in your Tuesday Travelogue- even last week we had good snow ...but today it is in the 60's , beautiful and warm!  Hope you are doing well!


Thank you Patricia!  Please visit anytime!


Hi Rebecca, yes,  it's great fun to cut to cut your own tree...and sometimes hard work too! Thank you for coming by,  I appreciate it.

Apr 22, 2016 06:33 AM #10
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