Learning Center

The Pike-San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands hosts some of the most diverse ecosystems Colorado offers and prides itself on bringing more families in the woods and the grasslands and placing educational resources in the hands of those who can help us in our quest for conservation. Please contact any of our offices for further information or to set up a meeting and personal visit.


Find out more about the physical, biological and ecological aspects of southeastern Colorado that make the area unique. The spectacular landscape of the forest was shaped by continental and alpine glaciers. Valleys were carved out and lakes left behind. This created the land that early American Indians inhabited, and Eastern settlers viewed in awe.


Find birding locations by visiting the Colorado Birding Trail at: http://coloradobirdingtrail.com/


Learn about the ecology of forests and grasslands—ties between the land, water, plants, animals, fire, weather, and other resources and factors that occur together over time.


Find out about geological resources and processes—rocks, formations, caves, fossils, minerals, and energy sources—within our mountains, plateaus, and plains.