Devil's Canyon

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Devil's Canyon south of Idaho Spring, CO offers a small network of roads for OHV opportunities. You must enter and leave at the same place. This road crosses several meadows and goes through an area that was burned in a forest fire several years ago. The area offers good views of Mount Evans, Devil's Canyon and Chicago Creek. Dispersed camping is also popular. Click here for more information about dispersed camping near Idaho Springs and Georgetown.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The area is closed to motorized vehicles from December 15 -June 16 to minimize disturbances during the elk calving season.
Closest Towns: Idaho Springs, CO
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From I-70, take exit 240 in Idaho Springs south on Colorado Highway 103 for 10 miles. Look for wide shoulder area on right, turn left on NFRS 246.



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  Area/Length : 
6 miles

  Elevation : 
9,750' - 10,800'