Updated Nov. 9
Please check back regularly for updates as the tour is subject to change due to weather and COVID-19.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors and Colorado Tourism will bring the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C. for the 2020 holiday season with special events in 10 communities along the way.
The series of outdoor festivities will be hosted by local communities at fair grounds, schools, main streets, visitor centers, convention centers
and retailers. During outdoor stops, well-wishers will have a chance to take photos, sign stickers that will be placed on the truck, engage
virtually, and learn more about the GMUG National Forests and the great state of Colorado. Safety is a priority. Face masks/coverings and social
distancing are required.
Beginning Nov.10, the tree’s journey can be tracked in real time online at capitoltreetracker.com hosted in partnership with sponsor Spireon, Inc. Check out the schedule and visit the tree in a community near you!
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. MST San Miguel CountyFairgrounds (1165 Summit St, Norwood, CO 81423) (*Drive by viewing)
- Viewing opportunity: Tree will pass through Ridgway for an opportunity to see the motorcade between 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
- CANCELLED Montrose Visitor Center (107 S Cascade Ave, Montrose, CO 81401) ***Due to concerns over the health and safety of the community, the Montrose viewing opportunity has been cancelled.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. MST Ouray County Courthouse (541 4th St, Ouray, CO 81427)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. MST Grand Junction Convention Center (159 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501) (*Drive by viewing)
- Viewing opportunity: Tree will pass through Montrose for an opportunity to see the motorcade between 12:15-12:45 p.m.
- Viewing opportunity: Tree will pass through Delta for an opportunity to see the motorcade between 1:15-1:45 p.m.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. MST Downtown Paonia (Grand Avenue, Between 2nd and 3rd Street, Paonia, CO 81428)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST Gunnison Community School (1099 N 11th St, Gunnison, CO 81230) *Event for students only
- Viewing opportunity: Tree will pass through Hotchkiss for an opportunity to see the motorcade between 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST Salida High School (Main Entrance) (26 Jones Avenue, Salida, CO 81201) (*Drive by viewing)
Saturday, Nov. 14
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. MST Bass Pro Shops (7970 Northfield Blvd, Denver, CO 80238) (*Drive by viewing)
Sunday, Nov. 15
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MST Kit Carson County Fairgrounds (815 15th Street, Burlington, CO 80807) (*Drive by viewing)
Tuesday, Nov. 17
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST Asheville Outlets (800 Brevard Rd Suite 805, Asheville, NC 28806)
Friday, Nov. 20: Delivery to West Lawn, U.S. Capitol Building
*Subject to change. Monitor website for the latest updates.
Special thanks to the following organizations helping to host events in the 10 communities!
City of Norwood – San Miguel County
Montrose County – City of Montrose
City of Ouray
Downtown Grand Junction – GJ Creates – Grand Junction Convention Center
City of Paonia – Paonia Elementary School – Paonia Junior-Senior High School
City of Gunnison – Gunnison Watershed School District – Gunnison County – Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce
City of Salida – Salida Chamber of Commerce – Salida Business Alliance – Buena Vista & Salida Colorado
Chaffee County Visitors Bureau – Chaffee County – Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County – Salida Creative District – Salida Spartans – Monarch Mountain – Heart of the Rockies Radio
Kit Carson County Fairgrounds – Burlington Rotary Club – Burlington VFQ Post #6491 – City of Burlington
Asheville Outlets – Cargo Transporters, Inc.
Joint Base Andrews