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Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands


The Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands covers nearly three million acres from western Kansas and Colorado's highest mountain peaks along the Continental Divide. This landscape offers a variety of ecosystems rich in history, geology, scenery, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

Section of Road 320 is temporarily closed - Pikes Peak Ranger District

Due to storm impacts which have caused rockslides and washouts, 320 is closed between 320a and the Mt. Herman and Red Rocks Drive turn off. See map.


Bear Lake and Blue Lake Campgrounds closed - San Carlos Ranger District

The Bear Lake and Blue Lake Campgrounds will remain closed through 2023 due to hazardous conditions created by blown down trees. Fishing access at Blue Lake will be available, but no vehicle access past the Blue Lake day-use area. See the closure order and map for additional information. 



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    A list of Forest Orders that includes motor vehicle use maps, fire restrictions, closures, and other restricted activities by district.

  • Fire Information

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    The PSICC is one of the priority landscapes for the "Confronting the Wildfire Crisis Strategy". Everything you need to know about the resource work happening from the Front Range to the Grasslands.

  • Special Projects

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    Information about current and proposed projects for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads and more.

  • Maps and Publications

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    Visitor Maps and publications are available at forest offices. For detailed information, contact the Ranger District you are visiting and speak with one of our visitor information staff.

  • Passes and Permits

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    Recreation, forest products, events, commercial filming and all other permits you may need.


Open Call for Artists

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The Salida Ranger District is accepting applications for the annual Artist in Residence program from May 15 – June 15. Apply now

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Comanche National Grassland Awarded Federal Funds For Maintenance Project

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The Comanche Ranger District is utilizing federal funds from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) National Parks & Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund (LRF) for deferred maintenance at a work center. The work center is used by Forest Service crews who maintain the historic Santa Fe Trail and by partner organizations working on endangered species research...

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