While a bit early for some, The Routt National Forest ranger offices are officially open for people looking to get their Christmas Tree early this season. Tree permits are available at $10 a piece, and can be picked up at one of five locations around Routt County. While initially might be tempted to pull your tree by a trail-head or along-side the road, the US Forest Service asks that you refrain and instead go deeper into the woods for that perfect x-mas tree. So strap on your snowshoes, bundle-up and get your family together, this is a great opportunity for some good-old-fashion family bonding. If you need some inspiration, just think of how much fun the Griswold family had!

For more information on where to pick up a permit near you call – 970.638.4516.