South Park Ranger District

Railroad tracks curving to the left through golden aspen trees and green conifers



P.O. Box 219, 320 Hwy 285
Fairplay, CO 80440
Phone (719) 836-2031
Fax (719) 836-3875

Located on the northeast corner of US Highway 285 and Colorado Highway 9, at the only stoplight in Fairplay.


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The South Park Ranger District consists of 456,599 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. 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 at Trout Creek Pass. The district ranges in elevation from 7,100 to 14,285 feet, offers splendid scenic beauty, numerous recreational opportunities, timber, grazing, and minerals.


** Road Closure Schedule for Tarryall Creek Rd (CR 77)**

Tarryall Creek Road is currently under construction from mile marker 27 to mile marker 34.  Construction activities will affect access to Spruce Grove Campground and the following Forest Service Roads adjacent to CR 77:  896, 212, 212A, 204, 206, 77A

Road work hours are from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  Traffic will be held at the beginning and end of the road work as well as at all roads accessing CR 77 within the project area.  Traffic will be allowed to pass through the project with a pilot car only at the following times:

6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM. 

Traffic will be free to pass between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


**Forest Service Road 659 in Beaver Creek and 669 in Crooked Creek are closed to all Off Highway Vehicles including ATV’s, UTV’s, and motorcycles that do not have a state license plate.  This closure has been in effect since 2010.**