The Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are located in the center and eastern center areas of Colorado.
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Picture of the Devils Head fire lookout tower on top of rock ridge. Pike National Forest.


The Devils Head fire lookout tower high on a rock ridge, South Platte Ranger District,  Pike National Forest.

Perhaps the most diverse forest throughout the five-state Rocky Mountain Region and covering three million acres, we successfully blend recreation opportunities and commodity production.

Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) is a busy urban national forest noted for the majority of fourteen thousand foot peaks in Colorado and stretching from Colorado’s Front Range to the wide-open grasslands of western Kansas. Over 60 percent of the water used by metropolitan Denver originates from the South Platte River. The forest celebrates a wealth of significant experiences from historic cabin rentals to the birthplace of developed recreation on the San Carlos Ranger District. The Comanche Ranger District lays claim to the internationally known dinosaur trackway at Picket Wire Canyon and continues to excite researchers and visitors alike with new discoveries. 

With nine Wilderness areas, numerous Scenic Byways and a full spectrum of outdoor opportunities, it is no wonder that the PSICC ranks third highest in the nation for recreational visits at national forests.

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Browns Canyon National Monument Information

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USFS Seeks Comments On The Crossons-Longview Proposed Forest Treatments

The public is encouraged to attend a public meeting or submit any comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding the Crossons-Longview Proposed Forest Treatments project. 


Payne Gulch Fuels Management Project

Randy Hickenbottom, District Ranger for the South Platte Ranger District, has selected Alternative 2 of the Payne Gulch Fuels Management Project for implementation.

Bear Creek Watershed Assessment & NEPA

Comments must be received no later than March 27, 2014. See Scoping Letter for further information.

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