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Cimarron National Grassland - Can be purchased at the district office in Elkhart, the doors are locked at this time, please call 620-697-4621 to let staff know you are there.

Comanche National Grassland - Offering online purchasing only at this time. 

Leadville Ranger District - Please call 719-486-0749 for an appointment to purchase at the Leadville Ranger District Office

Pikes Peak Ranger District - Offering online purchasing only at this time

Salida Ranger District - Passes can be purchased at the Salida Ranger District office, please call 719-539-3591 to make arrangements for pick up.

San Carlos Ranger District - Please call 719-269-8500 for an appointment.

South Park Ranger District - Purchases can be made in person at the South Park Ranger District Office in Fairplay.

South Platte Ranger District - Offering online purchasing only at this time. 

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Rampart Range Road Designated Dispersed Camping

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Managed Designated Dispersed Begins on South Platte Ranger District

UPDATE 6-15-2021: The reservations are now live on

Rocky Mountain Recreation will begin managing 99 designated dispersed camp sites on the South Platte Ranger District portion of Rampart Range Road starting Friday, May 21.

Each campsite is numbered, and designated parking areas are marked. Thirty of the campsites are available for reservation through and 69 sites are first come, first serve. Campers will be issued a tag to hang in their vehicle. Reserved sites will have a “Reservation” card posted at the campsite with the name of the visitor.


  • $15 for all numbered individual sites
    • can accommodate up to 3 vehicles and 10 people
  • $25 for group sites (sites 19, 23, 50, 86 and 89 must be reserved)
    • can accommodate up to 5 vehicles and 15 people
  • All parking lots and trailhead parking will remain free for day use.

Fee station locations:

  • Entrance of Rampart Range Road near the intersection of Highway 67 and NFSR 300

Future fee station locations:

  • Dakan Road
  • Jackson Creek Road
  • South Rampart Range Road near the district boundary

Remember to pack out your trash and recreate responsibly. Have a back-up plan in case the campsites are full and please be respectful of other forest visitors. For more information on designated dispersed camping contact the South Platte Ranger District office at 303-275-5610. Download a map.

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