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

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.


Forest Orders

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. The authorizing legislation for issuing orders is found at 36 CFR 261.50 (a)

Order 02-12-09-24-09 Pikes Peak Ranger District Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Closure Order in effect from 6/23/24 at 12:01 a.m. through 6/23/24 at 6:00 p.m.

Order 02-12-01-24-14 (Map) Leadville Ranger District Interlaken Fire Area, Trail, and Road Closure Order until 07/15/24

Order 02-12-09-24-13 (Map) Pikes Peak Ranger District Monument Fire Center Area, Trail, and Road Closure Order until 06/21/24

Order 02-12-09-24-10 (Map) Pikes Peak Ranger District: Eagle Nest Clousure Order until 08/31/2024

Order 02-12-03-24-08 San Carlos Ranger District: Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness & Spanish Peaks Wilderness Occupancy and Use Prohibitions Forest Order until 5/18/2027

Order 02-12-00-24-06 Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Occupancy and Use Prohibitions Forest Order until 12/1/2026

  • (Exhibit A) Cimarron National Grassland Vicinity Map
  • (Exhibit B) Comanche National Grassland Vicinity Map
  • (Exhibit C) Comanche National Grassland Map
  • (Exhibit D) Cimarron National Grassland Map
  • (Exhibit E) Comanche National Grassland Table
  • (Exhibit F) Cimarron National Grassland Table

Order 02-12-00-24-05 San Isabel National Forest Occupancy and Use Prohibitions Forest Order until 12/1/2026

  • (Exhibit A) Pike-San Isabel National Forests Vicinity Map 
  • (Exhibit B) San Isabel National Forest Map
  • (Exhibit C) Salida Ranger District Map
  • (Exhibit D) San Carlos Ranger District Map 
  • (Exhibit E) Leadville Ranger District Map

Order 02-12-00-24-04 Pike National Forest Occupancy and Use Prohibitions Forest Order until 12/1/2026

  • (Exhibit A) Pike-San Isabel National Forests Vicinity Map
  • (Exhibit B) Pikes Peak Ranger District Map
  • (Exhibit C) South Platte Ranger District Map
  • (Exhibit D) South Park Ranger District Map
  • (Exhibit E) Pikes Peak Ranger District Table
  • (Exhibit F) South Platte Ranger District Table
  • (Exhibit G) South Park Ranger District Table

Order 02-12-00-24-02 Seasonal Prohibition of Motor Vehicles on Roads and Trails Forest Order until 12/31/2024

Order 02-12-11-24-01 (Map) No Motor Over Snow Krummholz Forest Order until 5/31/2025

Order 02-12-09-23-24 (Map) PPK NFSR 332.CA Eagle Nest Area Closure Order until 5/20/2024

Order 02-12-09-23-22 (Map) South Catamount Dam Repair active until 5/1/2026.

Order 02-12-03-23-17 (Map) East Bear Gulch Trail NFST1333 Peregrine Falcon Seasonal Closure Order until 8/1/2026

Order 02-12-10-23-13 (Map) SPK NFST 609.A Wigwam Spur Order active until 8/4/2025

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 02-12-09-22-19 (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.

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

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

2020-02 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