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South Platte Ranger District closes Devils Head Recreation Area for construction

Information provided by the USDA Forest Service

Lookout tower on Devils Head rock overlooking forest and valley

The Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands South Platte Ranger District will close the Devils Head Recreation area for construction to begin this week.

The closure area includes the Devils Head trailhead, picnic area, fire lookout tower, the end of National Forest Service Road 300.0 and 300.PA and the Zinn Trail (NFST 615) and Devils Head Trail (NFST 611). The order will remain in effect until December 1, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever comes first.

“We are working to upgrade the utilities which is paramount to the continued operation of this very popular recreation area,” said District Ranger Brian Banks. “We look forward to seeing everyone next season.”

The closure prohibits going into or being upon the restricted area, being on the restricted roads and being on the restricted trails.

To view this order and the map and stay up to date on other closures or restrictions, please visit the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands website. Any questions regarding this closure can be directed to the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 or by email to South Platte Ranger District.