Pikes Peak Ranger District
601 South Weber Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone (719) 636-1602; Fax (719) 477-4233
Ranger Station Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area is Closed due to the Waldo Canyon Fire.
About the Forest
The Pike National Forest comprises nearly 1,000,000 acres of public land located west of Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Ranger District protects and manages roughly 230, 000 acres of the Pike National Forest to ensure recreational opportunities, water, fish and wildlife, timber, grazing, minerals and scenic beauty for the American people. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating and off-highway travel are available. There are over 225 miles of trails (1/3 of which are motorized), approximately 250 developed campsites and many fishing areas located throughout the District.
Respect and appreciate wild places and their inhabitants. Learn the skills necessary to enjoy your National Forest while practicing Leave No Trace ethics.
New Public Shooting Range
A new public shooting range has opened in the Colorado Springs area: http://www.cheyennemountainshootingcomplex.com/
There are 5 major recreation areas on the Pikes Peak Ranger District:
Manitou Park Recreation Area
Waldo Canyon Trail
Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area - CLOSED due to the Waldo Canyon Fire
Gold Camp Road
Whether you are a hiker, biker or OHV enthusiast, PLEASE protect your natural resources:.
Comply with area regulations
Only travel on trails intended for your user type
Minimize impacts and stay on designated trails at all times
Campground facilities accommodate motor homes, trailers and tent campers. Two of the 10 campgrounds located on the Pikes Peak Ranger District are group sites and can accommodate large numbers of people. Dispersed camping is allowed, unless an area is posted as “No Camping”.
Quality trout fishing is available at Rampart Reservoir and Manitou Lake. Both areas are stocked regularly by the Colorado Division of Wildlife (fee required). Numerous streams and lakes offer anglers a wide variety of fishing spots. Weekly fishing report
To obtain specific information on recreational opportunities, purchase maps, permits or books, please visit the Pikes Peak Ranger District office.