Devil's Head Trail

 8 votes

2.6 Miles 4.2 Kilometers

 

70% 

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

827' 252 m

Ascent

-825' -252 m

Descent

9,655' 2,943 m

High

8,830' 2,691 m

Low

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

All Clear

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A shaded trail to the only remaining fire lookout on the Front Range offering 360 views.

Mike Langenkamp

Overview

Rampart Range Rd. is usually closed from December to the beginning of April.
The trail leads to Devils Head Lookout, the last of seven original Front Range fire lookout towers that is still in service. This is a popular run for kids and families. There is a beautiful meadow just below the steps leading to a lookout that is perfect for a picnic. The trail is shaded most of the way, providing relief from the intense sun in the summer.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Parking is a problem in the summer as this is a very popular trail

Description

The Devil's Head Trail begins near the picnic area adjacent to Devil's Head Campground. The 1.4 mile long trail takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes on a one-way run, with an elevation gain of 940 feet. Once there, there are 143 steep steps to get to the actual fire lookout. The lookout is at 9,748 feet elevation with outstanding views of the surrounding Front Range.

History & Background

Devils Head Lookout, the last of the seven original Front Range Lookout towers still in continuous use, turns 103 years old this year (2015) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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All Clear 17 days ago
Mostly Dry - Trail is almost completely dry with no snow remaining. The Overlook break-off hike does have fallen trees on the path.
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