With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Christmas decorations are already lining the outskirts of markets, and setting all of our minds on the approaching holidays. When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas tree, many of us hold fond memories of tromping through piles of fluffy white snow until we find that pristine evergreen, and packing it onto the top of the car to tow home. Finding the perfect tree is about more than a simple decoration, it’s about creating memories to last a lifetime. Whether you have cut down your own tree in years past, or are considering this new adventure for the very first time, we’re here to help with Loveland and Fort Collins’ favorite Cut-Your-Own Christmas tree landmarks. So pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, and take a virtual tour of favorite local cut-your-own-tree adventures!
Windsor’s Christmas Trees
From Scott’s Pine to Blue Spruce, Douglas Firs to Myers Spruce, you are sure to find “just the one” at Windsor’s Christmas Tree Farm. Pull on some gloves and a hat, pack the kids in a sled, and make an afternoon of hunting down that perfect tree to bring home for your holiday celebrations. The farm is open for tree hunting and cutting from December 3rd to December 10th; but you can pre-tag your tree on Saturday, November 12th.
Windsor’s Christmas Tree farm holds a special place in many locals’ hearts, with a brave story of recovering and rebuilding after a tornado hit the farm in 2008.
Beaver Meadows Ranch Resort
You may have to drive a bit farther for your tree at the Beaver Meadows Ranch Resort, but that’s all part of the adventure experience. Located in the breathtaking Red Feather Lake’s area, your hunt for the perfect Christmas tree will surely not disappoint. Round out your perfect Cut-your-own tree adventure with some hot chocolate and an exhilarating ride down the tubing hill! Tree cutting begins on November 19th, and runs through Christmas Eve.
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Let’s face it, we live in Colorado, where we are surrounded by an incredible expanse of gorgeous trees. If you would rather a more “ungroomed” cut-your-own Christmas tree experience, why not just venture out into the woods? Of course, we need to respect our natural areas and the regulations within them, but there are plenty of areas where locals are free to roam and find the perfect tree to bring home! So why not bring home a tree along with an adventure story?
The Canyon Lakes Ranger District offers just this kind of adventure. For only $10, you can venture out and find your own tree. But make sure to read the details and guidelines before slipping on your snowshoes and setting out!
So there you have it—your Cut-your-own Christmas tree guide to Northern Colorado. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to plan your perfect tree hunting experience, and gather the family to create some memories that will not soon be forgotten!