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Dinosaur Flats

Dinosaur Flats

DESCRIPTION: This area offers several miles of primitive roads that lead to exceptional views of the surrounding landscape and great options for primitive camping.  It is also home to the only public lands due north of Canon City that allows target shooting.

ELEVATION: 6,000 feet – 6,600 feet

LOCATION: 6.5 miles north of Cañon City

ALLOWED USES: Motorized and non-motorized
ACTIVITIES: Please note that this area is closed to target shooting except for the allowed area as shown on the map and on the ground signing.

RECOMMENDED SEASON: Fall, winter and spring. This area is closed to motorized vehicles during wet conditions to protect resources.

FACILITIES: Parking, informational kiosk


CAMPING: Dispersed camping is allowed throughout this area. When dispersed camping please only camp in existing sites and do not create new sites or fire rings. Contact the BLM office for information on current fire bans and please follow all fire restrictions. 

DIRECTIONS: From U.S. Hwy 50 in Cañon City, you can turn north onto Dozier Street (at Wal-Mart) or head North on Raynolds.  Travel north on either road as both will curve to the left and intersect Field Avenue.

Turn north (right) on Field and travel on this two-lane road for about five miles. It will join Fremont County Road 9 (also called Red Canyon Road) at a “Y” intersection.  From here, continue north for 3 miles.  Turn left onto BLM Road #5935.  The entire area is known as Dinosaur Flats.  Continue on this road for just over 1 mile to the area where target shooting is allowed.

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