DEVIL’S HEAD

TRAIL DATA
Trail Name/No.: Devil’s Head
Starting Temp: 55deg F
Ending Temp: NR 
Weather Conditions: Sunny with scattered clouds
Mileage: approx. 2.96 mile out and back
Elevation Gain: 1018ft
Peak: 9489ft
Visit Time: October 2013
Nearest City Marker: Sedalia, CO

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Tornado damage at the start of the trail.
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Typical trail condition.
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Trail winding through rock formations.
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Fire looker’s cabin at the base of the summit.
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View from the top.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION

This short out and back trek can be found in the Pike’s National Forest along Rampart Range Road. Though short, is does offer a great elevation gain in it’s small mileage. Starting off from the parking lot, you may notice some severe tree damage leftover from a tornado that actually touched ground just near the trail a few years ago. A rare feat by mother nature at such elevation! The trail winds through trees and around rock formations until reaching the base of the summit where the visitor will actually find a house built atop. This house is the living quarters for the Devil’s Head fire look out person(s) on watch, usually around from mid-May to mid-September. From there, a set of old wooden and steel stairs winds it’s way across a rock outcrop to the top of a tower that serves as a fire lookout for a great part of the Front Range. Great views can be seen all around the tower, sometimes all the way to Kansas and Wyoming!

 

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