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White River National Forest

With twelve ski resorts within its borders, it’s clear White River National Forest is a hub for adventure. But beyond the snow is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering 2.3 million acres of wilderness and the famous Vail, Colorado, a quaint mountain town less than 100 miles from Denver.

Mystifying snow-capped peaks, crystal clear alpine water, and a heaping of local charm set this region apart. If you’re an active adventurer looking for the perfect natural playground, White River National Forest is for you.

You’ve heard the stories—now it’s time to make your own.


Top Attractions

The charming town of Vail, Colorado is host to many local events, including comedy shows, food festivals, jazz performances, and the annual Vail Film Festival.

Must-Do Activity

There's more to White River National Forest than skiing. In the winter, experience the top of the Rockies with Nova Guides on a snowmobile tour. Zip through miles of open meadows with panoramic views of the four surrounding mountain ranges and the Continental Divide. Summer offers an equal amount of adventure with ATV tours, fly fishing, and more.

Off the Beaten Path

Mountain views? Alpine lakes? Dog-friendly? Look no further. White River National Forest has no shortage of trails—especially if you're a seasoned adventurer. Challenging but worth it, the Buffalo Mountain Trail and the Willow Lakes Trail showcase the beauty and diversity of Colorado's vast wilderness.

Insider's Tip

Plan for a day trip from Vail to Kremmling, Colorado where you can enjoy primitive hot springs. Perfect for an any-season soak, but especially magical in the winter.

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