National and State Register

Devil's Kitchen Picnic Shelter

Mesa County

Constructed in 1941 with Emergency Conservation Works funding, the Rustic style shelter is significant for its association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration.  Built of locally quarried sandstone, to serve as a comfort station and picnic shelter, it is the only such structure in Colorado National Monument. 

A photo from inside the shelter with pitched roof over a large stone brick wall and picnic table in black and white.

Devil's Kitchen Picnic Shelter (1984 photograph.)

Because of its size and unusual design, it is atypical when compared with picnic shelters found in other National Park Service properties.  Listed under Colorado National Monument and the Historic Park Landscapes in National and State Parks Resources Multiple Property Submissions.