Pike National Forest Guide

Pike National Forest stretches across the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado, a stone's throw from Denver and Colorado Springs. It's managed as a single unit with the San Isabel National Forest, opening up millions of acres of pristine wilderness to adventurers and leisure campers. Spend your days summiting a "fourteener" — the national forest has 23 peaks over 14,000 feet tall — or relax in your campsite and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. With some of the most exciting hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing, and winter sports in the United States at your fingertips, you can find a different activity for every hour of the day.

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Things to Do

Activities in Pike National Forest

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How to get to Pike National Forest

Address: 2840 Kachina Drive, Pueblo, CO 81008

Fee: Entry fee $0

Packed with mountains, forests, lakes, and canyons, Pike National Forest has adventures to spare. Visiting the forest means days filled with hiking, biking, scenic driving, fishing, and more. To ensure that you always have a comfortable place to sleep, upgrade your camping trip by renting an RV.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Pike National Forest

What is the closest town to Pike National Forest?

Sedalia is one of the closest towns to Pike National Forest. There are plenty of amenities here so you can camp, eat, find lodging, and stock up on supplies.

What type of wildlife lives in Pike National Forest?

Wildlife in Pike National Forest includes mule deer, elk, eagles, bighorn sheet, mountain goats, pronghorns, bears, and other small animals. The region is also home to a variety of birds including eagles and other raptors.

How many hiking trails does Pike National Forest have?

There are more than 250 hiking trails throughout Pike National Forest, ranging from easy walks to strenuous climbs. You can hike tall peaks or trek to a mountain lake in this forest.

Is there a fee to get into Pike National Forest?

There is no fee to get into Pike National Forest. However, there may be fees or permits required for activities within the forest such as camping or cutting down a Christmas tree.

Is Pike National Forest open all year round?

Pike National Forest is open year-round. The forest is usually covered in snow in the winter months, but sunny Colorado days mean visitors can still hike in the area. Snowshoeing and other winter activities are also possible, depending on the weather.