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White River National Forest, Vail

White River National Forest

Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601
970-319-2670   |   Category: Attractions
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White River National Forest

Located in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, White River National Forest is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the country. Home to world-class ski resorts, the White River has something exciting to do for every outdoor enthusiast. The Forest provides a great variety of recreational fun, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, camping, white water rafting, backpacking, picnicking, four wheel driving, sightseeing, and photography.


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Open to the Public.


  • Ragnar Relay
  • Christmas Bird Count
  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • Ride the Rockies


  • Cycling
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horseback Riding

Gore Creek

Mostly known for its magnificent fly fishing, Gore Creek is a tranquil little tributary of the Eagle River winding through the picturesque Vail Valley. Gore Greek offers miles of fabulous biking and running trails and amazing views of the valley.

Visitors Center

The White River National Forest visitor services are temporarily located at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College at 802 Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. Check out the newly renovated Visitor’s Center beginning February 2014.


  • What’s the closest access point to Galatyn Lodge?

    While the White River National Forest is located only 1 mile from Galatyn Lodge, it is most easily accessed through the complimentary bus system. The free shuttle service will take you to the nearest drop off points of your interests, from hunting to hiking trials.
  • What sort of permit/access fee is there for entrance into the park?

    Fees for entry into the White River National Forest is free. However, fees may apply for some activities and special permits.


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