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 southeastern 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
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- 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, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in southeastern 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!
- After Christmas, click here to find how
how and where to easily recycle
or dispose of your Christmas tree!
And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know
Updates for September 2018
September: 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 - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
El Paso County
- Cheyenne Mountain High School Tree Sale
- Precut Christmas
trees, Christmas wreaths,
1200 Cresta Road, Colorado Springs, CO
80906. Phone: 719-475-6110. Email:
. Open: Early December; Please call or email for
this year's date(s).
Click here for current open hours, days and dates.
Located in stadium at 1200 Cresta Road in Colorado Springs.
Click here for a map and directions.
Please order your trees and
wreaths before Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check. The Cheyenne Mountain
National Honor Society is raising funds for the Empty Stocking Fund by
selling fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths. All products are from the
United States. Please look for this year's order form on the National
Honor Society link listed on the high school's website. All orders need
to be received by Thanksgiving. All trees and wreaths must be ordered
ahead of time.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Fraser
- Collins Christmas Trees
- Precut Christmas trees, Christmas
wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, trees
tied, trees baled,
2864 S Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
Phone: (719)237-1787. Email:
. Open: 7 Days a week 9am to 9pm
Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Directions: We are located just east of
I25 on South Circle in front on the Phoenix Tower Building. 2684 S
Click here for a map and directions.
The 2009 season will be
starting November 26; We have moved this year to better serve you; We
are open seven day a week 9 to 9; We have been serving Colorado Spring
since 1947 we offer the largest selection in town Locally owned and
operated; Hope to see you there. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, White Fir (Concolor
Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor
Fir), White Pine, and other varieties (call!).
- Colorado Tree Farm Nursery
- Precut Christmas trees
7440 Templeton Gap Road, Colorado Springs, CO. Phone: (719) 598-TREE (8733). Fax; (719) 622-8733. Email: email@example.com
. Directions: Drive East on Woodmen Rd past Powers Blvd. Turn Right (south) on Black Forest
Road. Turn Right (west) on Templeton Gap Road. You will come to a stop sign, turn Right and we are the 1st gate on the Left. You can't miss us! Open: Monday-Friday
8 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm, closed on Sunday.
- Merry Christmas Tree Farm
UPDATE: November 26, 2016: The owner tells me they are now
permanently closed Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, saws provided
18520 Shannon Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Phone: 719 481-4946.
Fax: 719-481-4946. Email:
Open: The Merry Christmas Tree Farm will be closed in 2015; come back in
2016, when we will be open from 10 am to 3:30 pm on Friday, 29 November and the same hours
on Saturdays and Sundays from November 30th to December 15th. Directions: From I-25 Exit 161, five miles east to Colorado Hwy 83. Northeast corner of intersection of CH 83 and 105 And for a map to our farm, click here.
Cash, Check. Easy access, candy canes, alpaca farm and alpaca apparel. If you are looking for that perfectly shaped Christmas tree, you won't find it
here. But if you want a fun, family experience of hunting through a forest
for a fresh tree, this may just be the place.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine.
Kit Carson County
Las Animas County
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.
The Rocky Mountain Region manages 17 national forests and
seven national grasslands throughout
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, along with most of South Dakota and
Wyoming. Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a
tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. In doing
so, you take an active part in managing your national forests as you
celebrate your own family's holiday tradition! To skip
general tree cutting information and view cutting area maps:
Regional Christmas Tree Cutting Information Map
Front Range/Denver Metro Area Map
year's regional primary Christmas tree cutting dates are always set
at the last minute (usually announced in late November) and take
place in early December.
order to provide some consistency for the region, primary Christmas
tree cutting dates are set which means that all tree cutting areas
in our region must be open between those dates. However, some areas
allow cutting as early as Thanksgiving and some allow cutting until
the end of the year.
Christmas tree cutting permits are
generally available from most US
Service offices throughout
the Rocky Mountain Region. Check out the informational links below
or call the office of the closest Ranger
the area you want to cut in to verify that they are offering
Christmas tree cutting permits.
Call the Public
Lands Information Center
at 303-239-3838 for more information
check out the informational links below.
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
). See their
for more information! Core Cutting Dates:
Call the park or forest to verify this year's adtes - they are usually
announced in late November
Permits: $10 each (last reported). 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 2017 Christmas Tree Permits -
Christmas tree permits will be available for purchase at Grand Mesa,
Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) office locations
beginning November 20, for personal use. The cost per permit is $8.00
and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at National Forest
office locations. There is a maximum of five tree permits per person.
More information here
Routt National Forest
- Last reported, permits were $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
- Last reported, permits 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
- Last reported, permits were $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
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 plac on one weekend in early December.
Unfortunately, the Parks rarely announce the dates online until the last
minute (if at all; their website is gone and there is absolutely nothing
available about them online - for those of you who want government to
run healthcare... keep in mind they can't even do a good job with
Christmas trees in a state park!), so I can't tell you the exact dates and details -
you must call the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707 for this year's
information. 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 last update we had said
the permit cost was $20, and permit holders are allowed one tree per
permit. Permits will be discounted to $10 for those purchasing an
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
(Some of these external links and the search engine on
their website may not work all of the time )
Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in southeastern Colorado? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!