Hunting: Clear Creek Ranger District

Please use caution in all flood affected areas. Check our Flood 2013 page for closure details.

Many opportunities for hunting exist on the Clear Creek Ranger district in Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties. Portions of Game Management Units 38 and 39 are included on the District.

Closure Information

There are occasionally projects and incidents that require closures of some areas frequented by hunters. Please continue to check this page for the latest information. Some roads close on or before December 1 each year for habitat protection and erosion prevention. Foot traffic is allowed on those seasonally closed roads.

Road Closure Information:

Area Closures:


  • If you are using an outiftter or guide during your visit to the Clear Creek Ranger District, make sure they are permitted to operate on National Forest System lands. 
  • The mountain pine beetle epidemic has impacted thousands of acres of the Clear Creek Ranger District. Check our safety information online. Remember that your safety is your responsibility.
  • Please remember if you are in a designated Wilderness Area, mechanized and motorized equipment are prohibited.
  • The Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages hunting activities in the State of Colorado.
  • Make sure to know where you are when heading out into the forest. There is a great deal of private land intermixed with public lands.
  • Be sure to check for fire restrictions before heading out. If allowed in the area you intend to visit, your campfire must be cold to the touch before being left unattended.

Contact Visitor Information Services for help planning your hunting trip or to order a map with private lands identified.

Contact public affairs for information regarding specific closures.