Pikes Peak Ranger District
601 South Weber Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone (719) 636-1602
Fax (719) 477-4233
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
About the District
The Pikes Peak Ranger District manages roughly 230,000 acres of the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands to ensure recreational opportunities, water, fish and wildlife, timber, grazing, minerals and scenic beauty for the American people. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating and off-highway travel are available. There are more than 225 miles of trails (1/3 of which are motorized), approximately 250 developed campsites and many fishing areas located throughout the district.
Respect and appreciate wild places and their inhabitants. Learn the skills necessary to enjoy your National Forest while practicing Leave No Trace ethics.
Cutting areas are near Woodland Park. Permits can be purchase online.
Public Shooting Range:
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex is open South of Colorado Springs.
Shooting on National Forest (check on fire restrictions):
Target Shooting on the Pikes Peak Ranger District
We strive to provide opportunities for the public to cut and gather fuel wood at minimal costs in a way that is responsible and balanced with the many uses of our forest.
Fuel wood for personal and commercial use may be cut and gathered in designated areas only. Forest users need a permit before they cut, gather and remove wood from the forest.
For additional information about locations and conditions please contact us at 719-636-1602.
Major recreation areas on the Pikes Peak Ranger District:
Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area
Waldo Canyon Burn Scar Area - Map
Whether you are a hiker, biker or OHV enthusiast, please protect your natural resources:
- Comply with area regulations
- Only travel on trails intended for your user type
- Minimize impacts and stay on designated trails at all times
Campground facilities accommodate motor homes, trailers and tent campers. Two of the 10 campgrounds on the Pikes Peak Ranger District are group sites and can accommodate large numbers of people. Dispersed camping is allowed unless an area is posted as “No Camping.”
Quality trout fishing is available at Rampart Reservoir and Manitou Lake. Both areas are stocked regularly by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (fee required). Numerous streams and lakes offer anglers a wide variety of fishing spots. Weekly fishing report
To obtain specific information on recreational opportunities, purchase maps, permits or books, please visit the Pikes Peak Ranger District office.