South Rampart Travel Management Plan

There has been a renewed interest in the South Rampart Travel Management Plan, see the original document from 2011 for reference.

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Environmental Assessment
USDA Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests,
Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands
Responsible Official: Brent Botts, District Ranger
USDA Forest Service, Pikes Peak Ranger District

This environmental assessment documents the environmental consequences of alternative ways to address recreation opportunities and existing problems relating to the network of system roads and trails and non-system routes in the South Rampart planning area of the Pikes Peak Ranger District. Three alternatives are analyzed in detail. Alternative A (No Action) would retain the current road and trail system in the planning area and not change existing designations. Alternative B (the Preferred Alternative) and Alternative C would both reduce the overall miles of system road open to unlicensed vehicles, restrict motorized uses in the Manitou Experimental Forest, and add motorized recreation opportunities targeted to specific user groups in the Rainbow Falls area. The intensity of motorized opportunities in the Rainbow Falls area and changes in designations for specific motorized and non-motorized routes vary between the two action alternatives (Alternative B and Alternative C).

USDA Forest Service, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands
Douglas, Teller, and El Paso Counties, Colorado

For More Information Contact:
Frank M. Landis, Recreation Staff Officer
USDA Forest Service, Pikes Peak Ranger District
601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903