White River
National Forest

White River National Forest is a National Forest in northwest Colorado. It is named after the White River that passes through its northern section. It is the most visited National Forest in the United States, primarily from users of the twelve ski areas within its boundaries. The forest contains 2,285,970 acres (3,571.8 sq mi, or 9,250.99 km²). In descending order of land area it is located in parts of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, Summit, Rio Blanco, Mesa, Gunnison, Routt, Moffat counties. The White River national forest provides significant habitat for deer, elk, mountain sheep, mountain goat, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx, moose, raptors, waterfowl, trout and many other species of wildlife. The forest contains 1,900 mi. (3,058 km) of forest system roads, 2,500 mi (4,023 km) of trails,…
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The Hanging Lake Trail is located 90 east of Grand Junction, Colorado on Interst…
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The Jess Weaver trail, a.k.a. No Name trail, is located in No Name Canyon near G…
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The Three Forks trail is located in the White River National Forest north of Rif…
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Mount Sopris (12,965 feet) is located in the White River National Forest and Mar…
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Maroon Bells, near Aspen in central Colorado, are the major peaks of the Maroon …
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Nestled to the east of the Elk Range's more famous (albeit shorter) 14ers, Castl…
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The Crater Lake trail is located in the White River National Forest and Maroon B…
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The Thomas Lakes trail is located in the White River National Forest and Maroon …
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Starting at scenic Maroon Lake, this hike ambles through the forest below the ma…
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This strenuous route is a great way to tick some of Colorado's most popular 14er…
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The Lost Man trail is located in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness Area of the Whi…
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The Maroon Creek trail is located in the White River National Forest near Aspen,…
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From Maroon Lake at the edge of the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness, trail 1975…
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In No Name Canyon
Just off I70 one exit east of Glenwood Springs is No Name Canyon - who names these places - or doesn’t? The canyon starts out steeply up to the north but moderates a bit after a short distance.
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Up and over four incredible 12,000'+ mountain passes around the Maroon Bells Wil…
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Located on Independence Pass east of Aspen, Colorado is the ghost town of the on…
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