San Juan National Forest Christmas tree permits on sale


Special to The SUN

Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut your own Christmas tree, are now on sale for $8 at San Juan National Forest offices and selected retail outlets in southwestern Colorado.

A permit allows you to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall for personal use until Dec. 31. Permits come with a brochure and safety tips, information on which species of tree to harvest and the best places to find trees.

San Juan National Forest permits are now on sale at the Pagosa Ranger District, currently located in a trailer at 180 Pagosa St. (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; sometimes closed for lunch from noon until 1 p.m.).

National Forest roads are not plowed for snow removal and icy or snow-packed conditions may exist. For information on road conditions, go to: or call the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268.

Bureau of Land Management Christmas tree permits are sold separately and are not valid on National Forest service lands.