Find local Christmas tree farms here!

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of northeast Colorado's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me!

Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.  All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here!
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
  • The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may be years old!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in northeast Colorado that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for December 2016

December: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.

And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Larimer County

  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 8 - (Estes Park Lumber) - Precut Christmas trees,
    Estes Park Lumber, 7400 S. St. Vrain Ave, Estes Park, CO. Open: during business hours; The Boy Scouts who cut these trees man the tree lot from 3 to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 8 am to 6 pm on weekends; Tree sales begin on November 27 and continue to December 19.
  • Boy Scout Troop 184 Christmas Tree Lot - Precut Christmas trees
    1715 Topaz Drive, Loveland, CO 80538. Email: christmastree@troop184.org. Open: Friday, 4 pm to 8 pm; Saturday 10 am to 8 pm; and Sunday 11 am to 7pm. Directions: Located east of McGraff's Restaurant at Eisenhower Blvd, and Boise Avenue Enter south of McGraff's off of Boise Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Opens November 29, 2013. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Celebrate the Christmas season this year with a beautiful live Christmas Tree in your home! Plus support the Boy Scout Troop 184.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and other varieties (call!).
    (UPDATED: November 20, 2013) (UPDATED: November 20, 2012) (ADDED: November 08, 2011)
  • Dao House - sleigh rides, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), pony rides, weddings and wedding parties
    6120 HWY 7, Estes Park, CO 80517. Phone: 970-586-4094. Email: info@daohouse.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions.  Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover . Formerly known as Aspen Lodge Resort & Spa, we are now known as Dao House. We offer lodging, horseback rides, wagon rides, and conditioning permitting, sleigh rides. Options include fire pit, hot chocolate, and toasting marshmallows. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 14, 2016, Suggested by a visitor) (ADDED: October 18, 2012)

Logan County

Morgan County

Phillips County

Sedgewick County

Washington County

Weld County

  • Pope Farms Produce & Garden Center - Precut trees Christmas trees, Coffee, hot cider, straight stand drilling and stands.
    6501 W. 28th Street, Greeley, Co. Phone: (970) 330-5907. Open: November 20 - December 24, Daily, 10 am to 6 pm. Directions: West side of Greeley, Highway 34 bypass and 65th Avenue. Northwest corner of intersection.
  • Scarecrow Gardens - No pesticides are used, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees tied, saws provided, free hot cider, restrooms, farm animals
    2235 North 47th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631. Phone: 970-420-0163. Alternate Phone: 970-667-5733. Email: rlleffler@aol.com. Open: Thanksgiving to Christmas; Saturdays 9 am to 4:30 pm; Sundays noon to 4:30 pm. Directions: From US34 go north 2 miles on 59th Avenue to O Street; go east 1 mile to North 47th Avenue; go north 1/2 mile on 47th Avenue; farm is on west side of road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine.
    (ADDED: November 26, 2014)
  • Windsor's Christmas Tree -  Choose and Cut Christmas trees, Handmade Alpine Fir Wreaths, ornaments, assorted Christmas gifts, free hayrides, hot cider, lemonade, popcorn, coffee. Moonlight Hayrides through Enchanted Forest in the evenings.
    33741 Highway 257, Windsor, CO. Phone: 970-686-5253. Email: thefarm@windsorstrees.com. Open: for Cutting Saturday December5th to Saturday December 12th; Sunday thru Friday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm; Saturday: 9 am to 4:00 pm. Directions: North on Interstate 25 to Exit 262 (Windsor), east on Highway 392 5 miles to the stoplight at the intersection of Highway 392 (Main St. and 7th) and Highway 257. North three-quarters of a mile on Highway 257 (7th St.).(UPDATED: December 04, 2015, JBS)

Events, Other information and related links:

Permits to cut in state and national forests:

Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own Christmas tree on public lands, are now on sale at National Forest/BLM offices and selected retail outlets in southwestern Colorado. A permit, which costs between $8 and $10 (2008 prices), varies by location, allows you to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall for personal use. This year's permits expire December 25, 2008 (some locations later, December 31, but what's the point?). Permits come with a brochure, that explains regulations and offers helpful tips. National Forest/BLM offices also sell maps and offer free advice on the best areas for tree harvesting, and the best species of tree to cut.  See the following links below for specific information by location:

  • Denver & Front Range Areas: Four primary cutting areas along the Front Range in the Arapaho, Pike and Roosevelt National Forests serve metro Denver and surrounding communities (click to see a map).  See their website for more information! Core Cutting Dates: December 6-14, 2008
    Permits: $10 each. One tree per permit. Limit 5 permits per person. All sales are final.
    Area Entry Hours: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm to For your safety, no entry is allowed before or after these hours.
  • Grand Valley District
  • Routt National Forest - 2008 Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five per household. Have your permit with you when cutting a tree, to be secured to the tree at the time of cutting.
  • San Juan National Forest - A 2008 permit, which costs $8, allows you to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall for personal use. The permits expire on December 31.
  • White River National Forest - 2008 Permits are $10 per tree and may be purchased at the WRNF offices or the BLM Field Office in Glenwood Springs, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For additional information, please contact the White River National Forest in Carbondale at 970-963-2266 or the Glenwood Springs BLM Field Office at 970-947-2800.

Colorado state forests:

  • Christmas tree cutting permits at Golden Gate State Park - Beginning November 12, a limited number of permits will be available for the Golden Gate Canyon State Park Christmas tree sale, just 30 minutes outside of the Denver metro area.  All cutting activities will take place on December 6 - 7, 2008.  Areas for both four-wheel and two-wheel drive vehicles will be available, with some hiking required.  The tree permits will be available at the Golden Gate Canyon State Park Visitor Center located at 92 Crawford Gulch Road, 15 miles west of Golden.  To reach the Visitor Center, turn west on Golden Gate Canyon Road, off of Highway 93.  Permits will be sold from 9 am to 4 pm daily, while supplies last.  Permits may also be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling 303-582-3707.  Visitors must pick up their permits at the Visitor Center prior to cutting.  A detailed map with additional information is provided with each permit. The 2008 permit cost is $20, and permit holders are allowed one tree per permit.  Permits will be discounted to $10 for those purchasing a 2008 Annual State Park Pass.  A valid park pass is required on each vehicle.  Daily passes are available at the Visitor Center the day of the cut for $6 per vehicle. Trees must be cut with hand tools, such as a handsaw or an axe; chainsaws and power saws are not prohibited.  Christmas trees up to 15 feet tall or six inches in trunk diameter may be removed.  Tree selections include Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Lodge Pole Pine and Rocky Mountain Juniper. Permit holders will be assisting Golden Gate Canyon State Park by thinning overcrowded dense vegetation.  This selective thinning will improve the overall forest health and reduce the impacts of future wildfires. For more current information, see this page or contact the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707.

General information

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