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Devil's Head Lookout Trail to Fire Tower

MODERATE 235 reviews
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Devil's Head Lookout Trail to Fire Tower is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedalia, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.7 miles 849 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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A "must do" hike to the area's only working fire lookout Devils head is a distinct granite rock outcropping in the front range west of Castle Rock. The outcropping is clearly visible from Castle Rock to Woodland Park. The outcropping is also home to the only fire lookout, in Colorado, that is staffed by the National Forest Service. This grants it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It should also have a spot on your hiking list. If you are in the front range it should be near the top. This hike does not offer you solitude or a particularly beautiful trail. It does offer you historical significance, views of 100 miles in all directions, and a whole lot of fun!! The hike to Devils head is perhaps the best in the area to take kids on. The majority of this hike is shaded by mixed Aspen and Pine forest. There are plenty of shaded benches where you can take a break to cool off, and catch your breath. A sign even marks the halfway point for you. The trail gains 950ft in elevation over 1.4 miles, and ends with a climb up 143 stairs. A person in average shape should easily be able to complete this hike.


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8 hours ago

hiking

Trail could have been a little wider in areas but what a beautiful hike and the views!!!! Kid and dog friendly, I can't wait to go again!


22 hours ago

hiking

More like a steep sidewalk than most hikes. Stairs at the top MUST be climbed. Views are amazing. Make sure to introduce yourself to Bill Ellis or any other Ranger present. Great stories. I appreciate his service.


3 days ago

Great views, lots of friendly faces, well kept, good for a family hike


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4 days ago

hiking

Moderate Trail, a good challenge for people who are new to hiking. The dirt is somewhat slippery if you don't have good shoes. Trail wore out my dogs, my small dog gave up at one point.


9 days ago

hiking

fairly easy and so worth it.


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21 days ago

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21 days ago

hiking

One of my favorites!


22 days ago


28 days ago

hiking

pretty easy hike with beautiful views! the long dirt road to get to the trailhead was a bit gnarly in my opinion though. Otherwise, it was great! I'll definitely hike this one again!


1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful, went on July 4. Glad we got an early start. When we were coming back down it was was pretty crowded. Well worth the hike for the tremendous views.


1 month ago

hiking

I felt that this hike was pretty easy and would be good for families. The climb up the stairs to the lookout was the highlight. If I remember correctly, the road up the trailhead coming from the Springs was on a good, dirt road.


1 month ago

hiking

Great views from the top. Very crowded.


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1 month ago

fun trail


1 month ago

love this Colorado classic!


1 month ago

hiking

This trail was an uphill, but easy challenge offering mostly shade and many gorgeous views along the way. The cabin and fire tower are absolutely amazing, not to mention how pleasant Billy the watch guard is who offers a load of history and info. Very easy hike back to the trailhead.