Alerts & Notices

Facility & Activity Status Information as it relates to COVID-19

Facility/Activity Status Updates

One-Stop Resource

 A new online story map provides a one-stop resource for learning about current USDA Forest Service recreation site status updates, alerts, warnings & fire restriction information within the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming.

We Are Still Here to Serve You

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands offices offering virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. Services are available for the following offices and visitor centers.

Please contact local offices for updates and more information. 

  • Supervisor's Office: 719-553-1400
  • 700-859-3700 for the hearing impaired
  • Cimarron National Grassland: 620-697-4621
  • Comanche National Grassland: 719-523-6591
  • Leadville Ranger District: 719-486-0749
  • Pikes Peak Ranger District: 719-636-1602
  • Salida Ranger District: 719-539-3591
  • San Carlos Ranger District: 719-269-8500
  • South Park Ranger District: 719-836-2031
  • South Platte Ranger District: 303-275-5610

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Protect Yourself and Your Community

Safety is a priority. Before heading outdoors, forest and grassland visitors are encouraged to:

  • Plan ahead and Know Before You Go. Check local conditions before heading outdoors. Visitors should be aware of state, county and local health restrictions that may prohibit some activities or prohibit visiting some areas on public lands.  Visitors are encouraged to check with their local forest and grassland office before heading outdoors.
  • Follow guidance and orders. Take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and county, city and state public health authorities.  
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid crowding at trailheads, scenic overlooks, parking lots and other areas. If a recreation spot is crowded, look for a less crowded spot. Maintain a 6-ft. physical distance from others. Enjoy a scenic drive.
  • Be cautious. Avoid high risk or backcountry activities that may increase your chance of injury or distress. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 response efforts.
  • Prepare for limited services. Restroom facilities and trash collection services are limited. If a restroom is open, it may not be maintained or cleaned. Visitors are encouraged to take their trash with them when they leave.  Follow Leave No Trace Principles, particularly when dealing with human waste.
  • Keep pets on a leash.