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Devil's Head Lookout Tower to close for maintenance work

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 09:01:43-04

DOUGLAS COUNTY — A popular hiking destination along Colorado's Front Range will be closed while crews make repairs.

The US Forest Service announced that the Devil's Head Lookout Tower will close until crews finish making repairs to the tower. The US Forest Service has not released information about how long the repairs are expected to take.

Rangers said the gate at the base of the tower will be closed and there will be signs posted at the entrance to the parking lot on Rampart Range Road and at the Devil's Head trailhead. According to the forest service, the tower will remain staffed through the rest of the summer to look for wildfires.

The Devil's Head Tower trail is located in Douglas County and it's a little more than an hour drive from Colorado Springs. The tower is more than 50 years old and is one of the last original Front Range fire lookout towers that are still in use today.