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?

 

Bike riders fill the open road as they travel through national forestland.

Men's Pro Challenge rolls through national forestland in Colorado, by Getty Images, US Pro Challenge. 

Perhaps the most diverse forest throughout the five-state Rocky Mountain Region and covering three million acres, we work within communities to help the successfully provide recreation opportunities, ecosystem services and resource 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 its span from Colorado’s Front Range to the wide-open grasslands of western Kansas. Over 60 percent of the water used by metropolitan area of Denver, CO 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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U. S. Forest Service Resiliency Project by Beulah Designed to Slow Wildfire Growth

Photo of two people loading a log on a trailerIn April, district crews began utilizing an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps crew to help drastically thin the forest by cutting small diameter trees known as “ladder fuels” in order to minimize the possibilities of catastrophic wildfires.

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Browns Canyon National Monument Information

Tall red rocks stand in the foreground with mountains in the background

On Feb.19, 2015, President Obama designated 21,586 acres of pristine canyons, rivers and backcountry forest in Colorado as the Browns Canyon National Monument.

Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project

A greenback Cutthroat Trout swimming in Bear Creek

Proposed changes include trail closures, new trails, regulation changes and instream habitat improvements. Objections to the decision must be submitted on or before September 4th, 2015.

 




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.



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