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 lights
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 northwest 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! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by
reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms
My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of
more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!
And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a
quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. 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
- many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call 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 northwest 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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
Updates for June 2021
June 2021: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out
of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or
only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much
- but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO!
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
See this page for information about cutting a Christmas tree is state and national forests in Colorado (it's about $8 to $15)
Orchard Mesa Tree Farm
- Choose and Cut Christmas trees
3338 C Road, Palisade, CO. Phone: 970-523-0401. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to December 22, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Friday, 12 pm to 4 pm. Directions: South on 32 Road, left or east on C Road 1 and 1/2 mile, farm is on your left or on the north side of C Road.
- Breckenridge Sleigh Rides
- sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
PO Box 8569, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424. Phone: 970-453-4405. Fax: 970-453-8991. Email: email@example.com
. Directions: Click here for a map and directions
. Dash through a Winter Wonderland in the majestic Rocky Mountains, on a handcrafted red sleigh drawn by powerful Draft horses. We invite you to join us for a memorable experience that will be the highlight of your Breckenridge Colorado vacation. Gold Run Mountain Lodge Dinner Sleigh Rides. Enjoy live musical entertainment, the warmth of the stone fireplace and the premier bar. Scenic Fondue Sleigh Rides: Discover the magic of the mountains as your sleigh glides through open meadows with incredible views of the majestic Ten Mile Mountain Range. Included is a light meal of a tasty cheese fondue. Create a lasting memory as you listen to sleigh bells and delight in the frosty scenery. Exclusive Sleigh Rides: The Carriage Sleigh is truly out of a fairy tale. It is romantic, private and memorable. This intimate sleigh ride is the perfect setting for a proposal, anniversary or any special occasion. Four adults and two lap children are the maximum capacity. Sleigh Rides are approximately 40 minutes. A family, group or organization can reserve our beautiful, red sleighs for a private sleigh ride. Family Owned and Operated. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 48 hour cancellation policy.
- Nordic Sleigh Rides
- sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424. Phone: 970-453-2005. Your evening begins with a sleigh ride on custom-built Santa sleighs pulled by huge Belgian draft horses wearing antique brass sleigh bells. Under crisp Colorado skies, the horses deliver your sleigh to a recreation of an 1860's miner's camp. You'll feel as though you've gone back in time 140 years to Breckenridge's early mining days! As your sleigh is arriving at the camp you will be greeted by the sounds of "rag-time" being played on a piano made in 1895. For your meal, we serve great steaks, barbecue chicken or baked salmon dinners complete with hot apple pie for dessert. Much of your meal will be prepared on an antique wood cook stove that actually came out a mining camp in 1865. PRICING INFORMATION: Adults $75.00, Children (4-12) $53.00. Ride times begin at 5 pm and 7:30 pm each evening. Prices include Sleigh ride, dinner, show and gratuity. Transportation round trip to and from Breckenridge - $4 Prices do not include taxes. Kids 3 and under are free.
- Two Below Zero
- Dinner sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424. Phone: (800) 571-MULE (6853). Alternate phone: (970) 453-1520. Directions: Only 8 miles from Breckenridge and 1 mile from Frisco. From I-70, Frisco Exit #203, South on Highway 9, 1 mile. Frisco Nordic Center is on the left. Follow road straight to the log lodge. Click here for a map.
Open: Monday through Saturday, Closed Sundays, Nightly trips at 5 pm to Cocoa Ride and 6:30 pm to Dinner Ride. the area's only mule-drawn sleigh ride! The Two Below Zero brand is a 3rd-generation Colorado brand, originating with my grandfather, passed to my father and myself. One day it'll belong to our son, Jacob. Climb aboard a handcrafted oak sleigh and nestle yourself under an antique lap robe. To the beautiful sound of sleigh bells ringing, a handsome team of mules will take you down a secluded, picturesque trail. Vistas of grand mountain peaks and towering pines await you at every turn along the relaxing ride. Arrive 30 minutes early to check in. We depart on schedule!!! Holiday departure times may vary. Dress for the weather - hats, gloves, warm shoes and coats are a must! Three 12-passenger sleighs are available. Trail is groomed daily.
Want to cut your own from a national forest in Colorado?
See this page for information about cutting a Christmas tree is state and national forests in Colorado
(it's about $8 to $15)
Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in northwest Colorado? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!