Know Before You Go
Check the weather report before your trip and please recreate responsibly.
Fire Restrictions/Active Fire info
Use the interactive fire restrictions map to determine if there are any fire restrictions in the area you plan to visit. Inciweb will show locations and information of active fires.
Motor vehicles and ATVs/OHVs are only permitted on National Forest System lands that are shown on Motor Vehicle Use Maps.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “drones” are increasing in popularity. Be aware of regulations to be safe and legal. See Recreational Drone info.
The following is a list of special orders for the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC). Orders that apply to the PSICC as well as a neighboring forest may be found on the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region webpage.
Order 02-12-02-23-10 (Map) Salida – Castle Rock Area Closure – Active January through July until 7/31/2028.
Order 02-12-00-23-09 (Map) PSI – Pertaining to Lakes – Active through 4/28/2026.
Order 02-12-00-23-07 (Map) Food Storage prohibitions on the Leadville, Salida, San Carlos, Pikes Peak, South Park, and South Platte Ranger Districts- Active through 06/05/2028.
Order 02-12-03-23-06 (Map) San Carlos – Bear and Blue Lakes Occupancy and Use Prohibitions – Active through 12/31/2023.
Order 02-12-09-23-05 (Map) Pikes Peak – Old Stage Road and Gold Camp Road Occupancy and Use Prohibitions – Active through 3/09/2024.
Order 02-12-09-23-04 (Map) Pikes Peak – Waldo Canyon Burn Area Occupancy and Use Prohibitions – Active through 3/09/2024.
Order 02-12-09-23-03 (Map) Pikes Peak - Crags Area Occupancy and Use Prohibitions - active through 3/13/24.
Order 02-12-00-23-02 – Seasonal Motor Vehicle Closures - Active Jan. 20, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023. Leadville Map, Salida Map, San Carlos Map, South Park Map, South Platte Map Pikes Peak Map
Order UFC-PSICC-2023-01 (PSICC) Urban Front Country order pertaining to occupancy and use prohibitions - Active Jan. 1, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023.
Pike-San Isabel National Forests: Map A; South Platte Map D (table D); Pikes Peak Map E (table E); San Carlos Map F (table F); South Park Map G (table G); Salida Map H (table H); Leadville Map I (table I)
Comanche National Grassland: Map B; Map J (table J); Map K (table K)
Cimarron National Grassland: Map C, Map L (table L)
Order 02-12-09-22-19 (Map) Pikes Peak - Crags Winter Area Closure in effect annually December 1 through June until June 2027.
Order 02-12-09-22-18 (Map) Pikes Peak - Rampart Range Road 300 Winter Closure - in effect annually December 1 through April 1 until 2027.
2023-05 Order Leadville - Holy Cross Wilderness – Active through 5/01/2028
2022-15 Order (Map) Pikes Peak - Bear Creek Watershed Occupancy and Use Restriction - Active through 9/8/2027
2022-08 Order (Map, List of Roads) South Platte - Designated Camping and Parking Areas – Active through 7/20/2027.
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
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
2021-23 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
2021-12 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
2020-06 Order (Map) Leadville, Salida, San Carlos - East Bear Gulch Trail Seasonal Closure - Active Through 08/01/2023
2020-02 Order (Map) Leadville, South Park, Salida - Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Occupancy and Use Restrictions - Active Through 04/25/2025
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
1997-01 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
The authorizing legislation for issuing orders is found at 36 CFR 261.50 (a).