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Devils Kitchen Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

A great moderate trail leading to spectacular rock formations.


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0.3

Miles

0.5

KM

70%

Runnable

5,195' 1,583 m

High

4,990' 1,521 m

Low

206' 63 m

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0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the parking lot, head south following the wide and slightly rocky trail. Stay right at the first junction following signs for Devils Kitchen and No Thoroughfare Canyon. At the bottom of a short hill with wooden steps, stay left at the second junction heading for Devil's Kitchen.

The trail is sandy and flat for about half a mile and then the steep, punchy climb begins. Head out of the wash up some steep steps and then follow the cairns and chopped rock steps up towards the obvious rock formation at the top of the slope (Note: Be careful to follow the large *cemented* cairns. There are a ton of small cairns placed by other visitors that may lead you off-trail). Once at the top you can wander around and explore the formation.

When you have had your fill at the amphitheater head back the way you came to the parking lot, or check out the other trails in the area. Echo Canyon Trail, Serpents Trail, and Old Gordon Trail are all great options and can easily fill a full day of running.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of bunnies and lizards, and the opportunity to see desert big horn sheep as well as lots of birding opportunities.

Contacts

Shared By:

JC Condon

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 6 votes

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#827

in Colorado

#9,780

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Photos

If you are photographer, go in the early morning for beautiful orange glow. You'll also have the place to yourself!
Jan 9, 2016 near Redlands, CO
No Thoroughfare Canyon. with permission from Peter B. Pearman
Jul 14, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Looking over the Edge inside the Devil's Kitchen Formation...
Aug 7, 2021 near Redlands, CO
Devil's Kitchen, Colorado National Monument
Apr 23, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Beautiful Views of The Devils Kitchen
Jul 6, 2021 near Redlands, CO
Devil's Kitchen, Colorado National Monument
Apr 23, 2016 near Redlands, CO

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