The 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is located in central Colorado.
Biking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, OHV, Scenic Drives, Winter Rec – Cross Country Skiing, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing
These are just a few of things to do in White River N.F.
Flat Tops Scenic Byway – This 82 mile byway connects Meeker and Yampa. The White River National Forest is located on the Meeker half of the drive.
Green Mountain Reservoir – Located on US 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling. Boating, camping, fishing, OHV trails and winter recreation.
Independence Pass – This seasonal, scenic highway begins just west of Aspen on CO 82. It connects with Twin Lakes on the other side.
Maroon Bells – The most photographed scene in Colorado is located less than 15 minutes from town. Maroon Bell is behind Aspen Highlands with camping, fishing and hiking. There are 3 creek-side campgrounds in the woods off the road and the main road in closes after 7pm, so there’s no auto traffic at night.
Map: White River (shown in red) (.png)
Motor Vehicle Use Maps: Large, PDF’s from the USFS. They show forest service roads and where dispersed camping is permitted.
- Aspen and Sopris – Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Redstone, Aspen
- Dillon – Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge
- Eagle and Holy Cross – East – Edwards, Avon, Minturn, Red Cliff
- Eagle and Holy Cross – West – Eagle
- Flat Tops – Meeker
- Rifle – Rifle
White River Campgrounds: Reservations