Devil's Head Lookout - Member Hike

Hike Name: Devil's Head Lookout
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Sedalia
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Take Rampart Range Road approx 9 miles south off of its intersection with Highway 67 just outside Sedalia. Cant miss the turn onto RRR, can miss the sign to Devil's Head
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Devil's Head Campground
Trails Used: Devils Head Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Snow
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Tower is manned. Contact phone number is: 303-275-5610
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: This is a great little hike with spectacular vistas of off the Colorado plains stretching up to the foot of the Front Range. Devil's Head is one of the highest points on the Rampart Range and has an actively manned fire lookout tower. Hikers can climb the metal tower and go in the tower and visit with the Ranger when manned. Spectacular 360 degree view from the tower. Hikers can sign the guest log and get a dated certificate from the Ranger verifying you made the hike and climbed the tower. Almost 1000 ascent in just under 2 miles, so it can be a bit of a climb, especially if you are not adjusted to the 9000 foot altitude...but worth it any season! My kids even did the climb when they were barely 5 years old.



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