Devil's Canyon 4x4 Road is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A fun loop not far from entrance to Mt. Evans A fun loop with several side roads to explore. Trail is open to motorized traffic June 15 through Nov. 15. Gate is locked the rest of the year. Broad views from top of mountain. Parking along Highway 103 near start of trail. Before or after you drive this trail, consider a trip to Echo Lake and Mt. Evans, just another 2.5 miles past the trailhead on Hwy. 103. Fun area for unlicensed vehicles with many legal side roads to explore. High Point 10,300 ft., Best time to go: Late June through mid October. Located in Arapaho National Forest. For current conditions call Clear Creek Ranger District (303) 567-3000. Much of this trail is easy; however, there is one steep, rocky spot that is borderline difficult. This section may be closed on future MVUMs. If closed, continue east short distance, turn left and go out the way you came in.

off road driving
12 days ago

Easy trail with moderate spots. Some drops over 18 inches. Can be a little slick where there’s snow. No problem at all for our vehicle (jk wrangler with 3 1/2 lift and 35 tires), but maybe smaller tires or less clearance could be a problem in a couple spots. Great views and many spots to pull off or camp. Saw several other vehicles along the way(Saturday in October), so I would consider it moderately trafficked today. I have added this as one of our favorites for an easier trail.

off road driving
14 days ago

Quick little pop in this afternoon. Was fresh snow on the ground and some icy areas in other parts. My first trail and review so I was thinking about the braking coming down. No problems in a stock Tundra. Hope to do this one again in the summer.

off road driving
1 month ago

BLUF: this is not an easy trail! This is a moderate trail. At least 3 spots that required technical driving and someone guiding you. Not entirely a problem, made it more fun, but you shouldn’t go alone. Nice little pullouts to grab lunch and a beverage. Scenic for a the majority. I love how close to Denver it is!

1 month ago

Nice trail. Was easy enough in my '14 Tacoma Baja. nice trail tips in app made navigation a breeze.

off road driving
1 month ago

Attempted this in a stock Subaru Crosstrek. Didn't get very far, clearance wasn't an issue but the stock tires couldn't grip the soft sandy dirt. I think after a set of all terrains and maybe some underbody protection (didn't scrape but not sure what the rest of the trail looks like) I'll attempt it again (with my brother's Rubicon tagging along). I'm new to "soft-roading" so I don't really know what an easy trail looks like but I think this might be miscategorized.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun little trail with great views.

off road driving
1 month ago

It’s not all that easy people. Don’t know who rates these things. It was a BLAST! But not entirely easy. Many parts were a solid moderate. There were a ton of places to get off the marked path! The rocks were beautiful. Wish we would have been there last week when more of the aspens would have held their leaves but it was still beautiful.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great little trail, one of my favorites so far. I have a 2016 JK Rubicon with 3.5" lift and 35's. Quite an easy one with a couple fun challenges. I only saw a couple people on the trail all day. Leaves are changing and it was just a beautiful ride. Not very rocky at all. Didn't even air down.

off road driving
2 months ago

Super fun trail with some good obstacles but nothing crazy. Its a little tougher to run it the way it says here, but if you’re confident in your driving most stock vehicles with 4x4 and good clearance shouldn’t have any trouble. Otherwise just run it taking a right at the first fork. Most of the camping is on that side of the loop as well.
2018 tacoma off-road stock.

2 months ago

Fun Drive, some tricky parts, aspens everywhere, beautiful views!

off road driving
2 months ago

Its a fun, no pressure drive. Beautiful views and a few camping spots. I got lost and ended up at a long dead end and had to go all the way back, so planning and paying attention are important to do the loop. Well worth a casual day, but not much of a challenge. Some of the trails are tight in the trees. Bigger trucks will get some scratching. Big lifted trucks wont get through some places but theres plenty other ways to go.

2 months ago

I was a little disappointed in this trail. the rating of "moderate" is not very accurate. I completed the entire loop and didnt even have to use 4 wheel drive. I would consider this trail to be very easy.. so easy that Im positive that a Subaru sedan could easily navigate the entire loop without issues. This trail is perfect for a "mall crawler" wrangler.. just enough dust to get the tires dirty and the trail is wide enough to not to put a scratch on your fenders. If you are looking for a challenge I would consider a completely different trail system. With that being said I would recommend this trail to anyone who is driving a stock truck or SUV and wants to drive over a few rocks. There are a few gorgeous views with several camping spots along the loop if youre looking to stay the night.

Jeep Wrangler TJ
4" Lift on 33s

off road driving
2 months ago

This is a truly fun trail. Probably my favorite one so far. The views are incredible, the scenery is phenomenal, and you could spend all day picking different routes in the area.

2 months ago

Lots of fun

3 months ago

Fun little loop! First time off-roading in a few years and I was in bone-stock ‘18 Wrangler 2-dr with 245’s so I think the moderate rating was pretty accurate, but on the easier side. Some tight switchbacks and a couple areas that were technical but overall we made it through without a bunch of hassle.

off road driving
4 months ago

Beautiful day. 95 degrees in Denver, was about 75 on Devils Canyon 4x4 Road. We did the full loop plus a couple of side trails. Lots of fun. Jeep Wrangler 4 Door with 4” lift and 35s made it very easy, But I haven’t been off-road driving in years, so still had a blast. Lots of fun. Beautiful views up top.

off road driving
4 months ago

Fantastic views near the top. Fun little day trip running all the spiderweb trails around. We did this all in a stock SR5 4Runner, not sure why it’s listed as “moderate”.

off road driving
4 months ago

Great spot to feel like you are getting away. Challenging spots in places for novices. Wish some of the side trails were marked as side trails somehow just to keep from getting turned around... Fun dun trail

off road driving
4 months ago

It’s a great spot to get away for a few

5 months ago

Was closed to vehicles today.

off road driving
5 months ago

Great 4x4 area with amazing views near Mt. Evans that is right off highway. Air down, pick up your trash, and be aware of those shooting who are not too aware of where they are shooting. :(

I've ran this 2 times with Front Range 4x4 during trail clean up days. There are some great camp sites up here and awesome views of Mt. Evans. Again please pick up your trash and casings.

off road driving
10 months ago

Drove it 12/20/17. Fun and challenging drive through the woods. Lots of terrain variety, steep climbs, and beautiful views. Drove it in stock Jeep Sahara, will need a spotter for about a dozen spots. Snow was minimal on the trail, if there is more/moderate snow levels I would NOT recommend driving it.

off road driving
11 months ago

Did this trail on November 26th. No issues at all with a stock 2017 Taco. Wasn't a whole lot of snow on the trail this weekend. Did a bunch of the other side trails as well, had some fun with those. A few tight spots but didn't have any real clearance issues with a stock truck.

11 months ago

Road tires35 psi, stock 2017 Tacoma SR. made it up until the snow really kicked in and then chickened out. Clearance was not a problem.

off road driving
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

2017 Tacoma 3" lift 32" tires.

Came out last night for the snow, camped. First truck on the trail this morning entire mountain covered in snow. Great trip. And just incase ppl are curious there is good cell service.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Dope camping spots!!!

off road driving
Saturday, November 04, 2017

Recently lifted my Gen 3 4Runner with a Toytec 3.75 and threw on some 32's. Was romping this trail all morning with only a few minor technical challenges. Definitely a great Saturday morning in the HIGH country! Love my Runner - she did good today.

off road driving
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Went on 10/27/17 after a light snow. This is a very fun and easy trail even with snow on the ground. You get some good elevation changes and pitch and roll while on the trail. I ran the entire trail in 4 high with my diffs un locked and never struggled for traction even with the fresh snow. My truck is a factory fresh 2017 Tacoma trd off road with stock tires at factory 30lbs of pressure. Never aired down or had to take a different line. It is a great confidence building trail.

off road driving
Sunday, October 22, 2017

I did it yesterday and it was great! Some snow in spots but nothing more than a inch or so. Great view at the top and a bunch of good side trails to explore. Definitely narrow in some spots for a larger truck.

off road driving
Friday, October 20, 2017

this trail was pretty fun. on the easier side of moderate for sure, some 1foot ruts and hips but anything with 4 wheel drive should be fine. if you'd like to a video of the main obstacles i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43M2trv1LSQ&t=27s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

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