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.


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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 infroamtion, contact the Ranger District you are visiting and ask to 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.

  • Salida Ranger District Artist in Residence

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    “Art is an important part of how people communicate about the world,” said Salida District Ranger J. Perry Edwards. “Because public lands serve a wide variety of people, we hope the residency artists can help others view the forest in ways we haven’t thought of before." 

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Rangeland Specialists Support Healthy Ecosystems

Rangeland management specialists manage vegetation resources across National Forest System lands to serve a multitude of resource needs including providing healthy habitats for wildlife, clean water, and biologically active soils. These specialists also work with ranchers who contribute to local economies through sustainable livestock grazing and ecosystems support. Rangeland management specialists on the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands share more about their work in this story.

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Salida Ranger District's First Artist in Residence Program

Last year marked the first of an annual Salida Ranger District Artist in Residence program. The immersive experience, which invited professional artists to spend 14 days in the natural surroundings of the national forest around Salida, Colorado, resulted in photographs, watercolors, wood block prints and paintings on topographical maps that offer viewers the chance to experience public lands in perhaps unexpected ways.

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