Oil Well Flat

Oil Well Flat

ELEVATION:  6,000 feet – 6,600 feet

LOCATION:  6.5 miles north of Cañon City
ALLOWED USES: Hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. 
MILES OF TRAIL: 13 miles
TYPES OF TRAIL: Two-track roads, 8 miles of singletrack


SEASON: October-May (this area is closed to motorized vehicles during wet weather conditions)
FACILITIES: parking, informational kiosk
CAMPING: Dispersed camping is allowed throughout this area. Please camp only 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 3.5 miles to BLM road #5940 which will be on your right. Head up the steep grade to the parking area on your right.

Designated Roads and Trails Map 
(updated 11/09/2015)

Picture - Oil Well Flats at Night (19 MB)