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Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands


The Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands covers nearly three million acres from western Kansas and Colorado's highest mountain peaks along the Continental Divide. This landscape offers a variety of ecosystems rich in history, geology, scenery, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

Rock Slide on Palmer Trail - Pikes Peak Ranger District

The Palmer Trail (also known as the Section 16 Trail or National Forest System Trail 775) is closed for public safety until further notice. Large boulders have the potential to fall and cause serious injury. The Forest service is working with the city of Colorado Springs on a full assessment of the hazards. Please respect the barriers at the trailheads. 



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    A list of Forest Orders that includes motor vehicle use maps, fire restrictions, closures, and other restricted activities by district.

  • Fire Information

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    The PSICC is one of the priority landscapes for the "Confronting the Wildfire Crisis Strategy". Everything you need to know about the resource work happening from the Front Range to the Grasslands.

  • Special Projects

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    Information about current and proposed projects for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads and more.

  • Maps and Publications

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    Visitor Maps and publications are available at forest offices. For detailed information, contact the Ranger District you are visiting and speak with one of our visitor information staff.

  • Passes and Permits

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    Recreation, forest products, events, commercial filming and all other permits you may need.


Project Protecting Denver Water Supply Receives Federal Funding

Mechanical thinning by a piece of equipment known as a processor at the Jerome Miller/Miller Gulch p

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides the Forest Service with new authorities and additional critical funding to address risks from catastrophic wildfire and other disasters, strengthen fire-related infrastructure, make better use of the research tools, and support needed ecosystem and structural improvements that benefit people and wildlife. The Jerome Miller/Miller Gulch Project falls on the Colorado Front Range, one of the 10 initial landscapes in eight states to receive funding to confront the wildfire crisis...

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HistoriCorps partnership helps preserve Colorado history

Manitou Pavilion under construction

The Manitou Lake Pavilion, near Woodland Park, Colorado, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration in 1935. HistoriCorps helped renovate the shelter 87 years later... 

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