The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. The forest encompasses 1,106,604 acres (4,478 km²) within Clear Creek, Teller, Park, Jefferson, Douglas and El Paso counties. The major rivers draining the forest are the South Platte and Fountain Creek. Rampart Reservoir, a large artificial body of water, is located within the forest.The forest is named after American explorer Zebulon Pike.Much of the bedrock within Pike National Forest is made up of the coarse, pink to orange Pikes Peak granite.AdministrationPike National Forest is managed in association with San Isabel National Forest and Comanche National Grassland in Colorado, as well as Cimarron National Grassland in Kansas and is headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado. There are local ranger district offices located in Colorado Springs, Fairplay and Morrison.Take a look at our Fairplay vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Pike National Forest and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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This drive up to the peak has amazing views...a little scary at times because the heights but well worth the drive! Allow a couple of hours to drive and to stop to see the views! more »
If you were an outdoorsman, or photographer and forced to live in one area your whole life chose here. Land Of Many Uses and they are right. Very diverse eco-system, You can do anything Bike, Atv, fis... more »
The Pike's National Forest has something for everyone. We especially loved the autumn hues of the aspens and cottonwoods. There are a number of trails and and camp sights, as well as two good-sized re... more »
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