Alerts & Notices

Pike-San Isabel National Forests &

Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands

Know Before You Go

Remember, conditions can change rapidly, especially in backcountry areas. Always check weather reports before your trip. Review helpful information to plan your trip. 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “drones” are increasing in popularity and can provide wonderful opportunities to explore the forest. Please be aware that these drones are regulated and must follow certain laws to be safe and legal.

Forest Orders

The list of prohibitions and special orders for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands are subject to change. The forest orders that apply to more than one forest can be found on the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region webpage. The authorizing legislation for issuing orders is found at 36 CFR 261.50 (a)

Motor Vehicle Use Map (PSICC) Motor vehicles and ATVs/ORVs are only permitted on National Forest System lands that are shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map

2022-13 Order (Map) Pikes Peak Mastication Project Area Closure - Active through 06-27-2022

2022-11 Order (Map A, Map B) PSICC Stage 1 Fire Restrictions - Active through 09-30-2022

2022-09 Order (Map, State Law) San Carlos, South Platte, South Park, Pikes Peak, Leadville, Salida-Orders pertaining to Lakes - Active through 04-28-2023.

2022-07 Order (Map, List of Roads and Trails) South Platte - Mud season Closure for Motorized Vehicles - Active through 6-15-2022

2022-06 Order (Map, Definitions) South Platte, Pikes Peak, South Park, Leadville, Salida, San Carlos - Food Storage Order - Active through 3-10-2023

2022-05 Order (Map A, Map B) PSICC Manufactured Target Order - Active through 3-10-2023

2022-04 Order (Map) Pikes Peak - Waldo Canyon Burn Area Occupancy and Use Restriction - Active through 3-10-2023

2022-03 Order (Map) Pikes Peak - Crag Occupancy and Use Restriction - Active through 3-10-2023

2022-02 Order (Map) Pikes Peak - Gold Camp and Old Stage Road Use Retriction - Active through 3-10-2023

2021-43 Order (Map) San Carlos - East Indian Creek Road Closure - Active Through 11/05/2026

2021-42 Order (Map) South Platte - Winter Restrictions on Motorized Use - Active Through 12/31/2023

2021-41 Order (Map) Pikes Peak - Crags Winter Closure - Active Through 05/15/2023

2021-39 Order (Map A, Map B, Map C, Map D, Map E) Leadville, Salida, San Carlos, South Park, South Platte, Pikes Peak - Seasonal Prohibition of Motor Vehicle on Roads and Trails - Active through 10/13/2022

2021-26 Order (Map) Salida - CR 240 Dispersed Camping Restriction - Active Through 06/09/2022

2021-23 Order (Map) San Carlos - Spanish Peaks Wilderness Use - Active Through 04/30/2024

2021-22 Order (Map) San Carlos - Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness Use - Active Through 04/30/2024

2021-19 Order (Map) San Carlos - Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Use Restrictions - Active Through 06/06/2024

2021-17 Order (Map) San Carlos - South Colony Lakes Fire Restriction - Active Through 12/31/2025

2021-16 Order (Map) San Carlos - S. Hardscrabble Overnight Camping Restriction - Active Through 12/31/2025

2021-15 Order (Map, State Law) Leadville, San Carlos, Salida, South Platte, Pikes Peak - Orders Pertaining to Lakes - Active Through 04/30/2023

2021-12 Order (Map) South Park - Badger Flats Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Through 05/25/2026

2021-05 Order (Map) South Park - Eagle Rock/Observatory Rock Occupancy and Use Restriction - Active Through 03/08/2026

2021-04 Order (Map A, Map B) South Park - LaSalle/Elevenmile Seasonal Restriction - Active Through 03/08/2026

2021-03 Order (Map) Leadville - Ski Cooper Tenn. Pass Nordic Center Occupancy and Use Restriction - Active Through 02/08/2026

2020-24 Order (Map) South Platte - Devils Head Peregrine Falcon Protection Seasonal Closure Order - Active Through 07/14/2025

2020-21 Order (Map) Salida - Decker Fire Area Use Restriction Order - Active Through 06/09/2025

2020-06 Order (Map) Leadville, Salida, San Carlos - East Bear Gulch Trail Seasonal Closure - Active Through 08/01/2023

2020-02 Order (Map) Leadville, South Park, Pikes Peak - Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Through 04/25/2025

2018-08 Order (Map A, Map B) Leadville - Holy Cross Wilderness Occupantion and Use Restrictions - Active Through 05/08/2023

2018-02 Order (Map) Salida - Castle Rock Seasonal Restriction - Active Through 03/26/2023 

2017-12 Order Pikes Peak - Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project - Active Through 06/27/2022

2003-03 Order PSICC - Prohibition on Camping in Areas Posted as Closed to Camping - Active Until Rescinded

1999-06 Order Pikes Peak - Trail 661/Severy Creek Occupation and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1997-10 Order South Park - Seasonal Restriction on Dog Near Section House and Wagon Cabin - Active Until Rescinded

1997-09 Order Pikes Peak - Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Annual Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1997-01 Order South Platte - FR 565 Motor Vehicle Seasonal Restrictions_Except Snowmobiles - Active Until Rescinded

1996-10 Order Leadville - Mount Massive Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1996-09 Order Leadville - Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1995-04 Order South Park - Seasonal Road Closures - Active Until Rescinded

1993-11 Order Leadville - Seasonal Road Closures - Active Until Rescinded

1993-10 Order South Platte - Mount Evans Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1993-09 Order South Park, South Platte - Lost Creek Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1992-05 Order South Park - Prohibiting Use of Motor Vehicle w/out a State License Plate - Active Until Rescinded

1990-06 Order Leadville - Motor Vehicle Use on Parts of Alpine Tunnel Rd. Prohibition - Active Until Rescinded

1990-02 Order Pikes Peak - Queen's Canyon Quarry Season Closure - Active Until Rescinded

1989-12 Order Pikes Peak - Monument Nursery Headquarters Prohibited Entry - Active Until Rescinded

1989-09 Order South Platte - Prohibiting Use of Motor Vehicles w/out State License Plate - Active Until Rescinded

1988-06 Order South Platte - Lower/Upper Strontia Springs Canyon Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Until Rescinded

1988-03 Order Pikes Peak - Specimen Rock Seasonal Closure_Perigrine Falcon Protection - Active Until Rescinded

1987-03 Order South Park - FR 228 Permanent Motorized Vehicle Use Restriction - Active Until Rescinded