The White River National Forest encompasses 2.3 million acres in north-central Colorado west of the Continental Divide and straddling I-70. It includes one-sixth of national forest system lands in Colorado, but accounts for about 30 percent of recreational use.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
Researchers developed a computer model of a complex forest ecosystem to simulate the release of carbon during the 2002 fire season in Colorado.
North of Fraser, Devil’s Thumb provides trails of varying difficulty that wind through forested hillsides and across open meadows.
Luckily, not much has changed at Copper, although millions have been poured into the resort to upgrade lifts, add some upper mountain terrain and spruce up the base.
The laid-back atmosphere at Eldora reflects its proximity to Boulder and Nederland.