The Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are located in the center and eastern center areas of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?

 

Districts

Cimarron National Grassland

Located within Morton and Stevens Counties in southwestern Kansas, the Cimarron National Grassland contains 108,175 acres.


 

 

 

Comanche National Grassland
The Comanche National Grassland includes over 440, 000 acres in southeastern Colorado. On the Comanche National Grassland, you can explore southeastern Colorado's rich history.

 

 

 

Leadville Ranger District

The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest is located in Leadville, Colorado at
10,152 ft. The Ski Cooper Ski Area at Tennessee Pass (Hwy 24) at 10,425 ft is located in the northern part of the district; Fremont Pass (Hwy 91) at 11,300 ft. is the northeastern portion of the district and Headwaters of the Arkansas River; Mosquito Pass (the highest 4WD pass in the U.S.) at 13,186 ft. can be accessed from the eastern portion of the district; and Independence Pass (the highest paved pass in the U.S.) at 12,100 ft. can be accessed from the western part of the district via Hwy 82. The district encompasses 286,000 acres and includes the Mt. Massive Wilderness (27,980 acres), the Holy Cross Wilderness (122,797 acres), the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness (166,938 acres), and the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness (43,410 acres). Wilderness single unit management comprises an additional 42,400 acres. The district is host to Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado at 14,433 ft.

Pikes Peak Ranger District

This is an urban National Forest Ranger District located in Colorado’s second largest city and 80th largest city in the US, with a population of approximately 500,000 in the metro area. The District office is located in a city that hosts approximately 6.0 million visitors annually.


Salida Ranger District

The district encompasses over 440,000 acres of public lands and is located in the central part of Colorado near the towns of Salida, Buena Vista and Poncha Springs.
 

 

 

 

San Carlos Ranger District

San Carlos Ranger District manages the southern half of the San Isabel National Forest.  The District is 50 miles wide and 110 miles long with about 400,000 acres of National Forest in Fremont, Custer, Huerfano, Pueblo, Las Animas and Costilla counties.

 

 

 


South Park Ranger District

South Park Ranger District consists of 540,296 acres mostly located in Park County with a small portion of the district located in Teller County. The district office is located in Fairplay, Colorado while our Work Center is located in Lake George, Colorado. The main highways through the district include Highway 285 south of Kenosha Pass to Trout Creek Pass and Highway 24 from Florissant Colorado to its intersection with Highway 285. The district ranges in elevation from 7,100 to 14,285 feet.


South Platte Ranger District

This is an urban national forest ranger district located adjacent to Colorado’s largest city and 25th largest city in the U.S., with a population of approximately 1,500,000 in the metro area.

Features

Kids 4 Trees

Kids 4 Trees