Devil’s Stairsteps

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A good side trip is from La Veta to the towering monumental spine of rock known as the Devil’s Stairsteps. This formation extends for miles and the view is worth the trip. Golden Eagles, Prairie Falcons, and other raptors often perch and soar along the formation. It’s also a reliable place to view White-throated Swifts. CO 12 is a narrow winding road, so please find safe places to park and walk while viewing the Stairsteps.

County: Huerfano
Habitat: Cliff Face

Directions: Continue south and west thru La Veta on CO 12 about 6-7 miles to the Stairsteps.

Delorme: 92 A2
Roads of Colorado: 136 C4, 152 C1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 0
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: When parking, beware fast-moving highway traffic
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Hotel in La Veta

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car

Elevation: 7650
Latitude: 37.43079
Longitude: -105.04433

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
Hunting
Fishing