The Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forest will once again allow Christmas tree cutting near Red Feather Lakes in northern Larimer County.

Cutting dates are Dec. 3-11. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The cutting area is located about an hour northwest of Fort Collins. To get there from Fort Collins, take U.S. Highway 287, 21 miles north to Livermore. At Livermore turn left onto County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Follow Red Feather Lakes Road 16 miles and turn left onto County Road 68C (Boy Scout Road). Follow Boy Scout Road for 7 miles. Signs or U.S. Forest Service personnel will direct you to the area.

Because of the ruggedness of the cutting area, vehicles are required to be four-wheel drive (not all wheel drive) or have chains or traction devices (not socks).

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