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Devil's Canyon OHV Route [CLOSED] is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and ohv/off road driving and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 1,417 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Hiking Ohv / off road driving Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky Snow Closed
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Note: As of October 2020, this area is closed due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp This road closes for the winter due to heavy snow. 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.

For current conditions call Clear Creek Ranger District (303) 567-3000.

Don't go too early. Gate doesn't open until June 15. Unlicensed vehicles need to unload along Highway 103 near entrance to trail. If you want to add more difficult terrain, take side trip downhill on F.S. 246.1B. Trail conditions can change without notice.

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Dan S.
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Off Road DrivingSnow
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Kayla Miller
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Closed due to fire activity

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Matthew LaFay
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Hiking

Beautiful morning. Did the loop in a ram 1500 4x4. I have a 2 inch Bilstein leveling kit with a 1” lifted rear end. Aired down to 20psi. Fun trail. Took us about 2 hours with a few stops

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Eddie Diaz
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Off Road DrivingGreat!Rocky

The trail was easy with moderate challenging parts. I did this trail in a stock Hyundai Santa Fe with radials at 28psi. I had to turn around at the last opsticle. But lots of fun had.

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Trevor Mackie
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Hiking
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Angie L
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Off Road Driving
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Peter Knez
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Hiking

Trail was very rocky and there were some pretty technical spots but my stock Tacoma OR handled it like a champ in the rain. I camped here as well, awesome views and very quiet.

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Ezekiel Carpenter
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Off Road DrivingOff trailRocky

It was an amazing trail, I was in a stalk 2016 Colorado with a little more experience and a spotter we definitely could have done it all but we turned around maybe a couple miles back. It was absolutely beautiful but the smoke from the fires made it so we couldn't see many views, I will definitely go back once I put on a lift kit and better tires.

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Tyler Baker
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Off Road Driving

Is it a very decent trail air down to 20 beers I had no problems at all spent over an hour picking up trash in various spots... pack out what you pack in and don’t ruin this for others

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Joe Floyd
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Off Road DrivingGreat!

Fun trail with great views, some Colorado pinstriping, but nothing horrible. One of our group was in a stock 2020 jlu, he had to pick his lines, but did fine.

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Greg Nicola
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Off Road DrivingRocky

Loved the trail. But I had to ask myself, “will my stock Murano awd with new M+ S tires would make it?” The answer was no. From the start of the trail it’s a little hairy. I made it about 3/4 of a mile up, then came to a rocky Sharp left turn, and Mr Murano said nope. I saw a stock 4-runner and F250 lariat pass me up on my way down, it sure if those two made it but definitely saw someone coming down behind me, not sure which I saw. Definitely need a high ground clearance and if your vehicle is stock, make sure it’s a vehicle that’s actually made for off roading. Gave 5 stars for the what could have been. The dogs and I had fun anyways. Got out before going down and did a little hiking. I’m definitely buying a new vehicle that is meant to off road and I’ll be back!

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Cheyenne Martinez
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Off Road DrivingRocky

Definitely a fun trail!!!!!! Aired down just a bit , stock Tacoma’s did great!

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Dan S.
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Off Road DrivingGreat!Rocky

Nice views. Lots of trees and shade. Saw very few people for a sunday afternoon. No problems navigating in a stock 4runner with rear locker. Trail was closed to motor vehicles about 2.5 miles down 246.1. Looked like new closure signs. There is a turn around loop at the point of closure.

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Doug Reynolds
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Off Road DrivingRockyScramble

scenic and not too crowded. great vistas. drove it in stock wrangler unlimited Siera and never bottomed/scraped but used spotter in several tricky places. AllTrails map not up-to-date and had to turn-around twice. Also, recording didn't work right, only partial.

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Derek Rogers
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Off Road DrivingRocky

It is opened back up for the summer. Great trail and some decent little obstacles that took some thinking to beat handle. The loop past the big clearing on top is where things get a little hairy. If you think the ride to the top was tough, consider calling it a day up there. The trail becomes really narrow with some larger obstacles and steeper climbs. However we were fine and we did it all in a showroom stock 2019 Tacoma OR on the factory tires.

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Nicole Palafox
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Hiking

We hiked this while it’s closed for off-road and it was really fun! Steep up but lots of flat area. Gorgeous views

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Veronica G
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HikingOff trail

closed

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James Kamb
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Closed

Bummer, we really enjoy this trail but gate was closed today.

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JD Manifold
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Snowshoeing

Had the place to myself today. Went to the left on 246.1A at the top; noted that both directions had been traveled. By the fork at 246.1A and B, it was just XC tracks. Continued towards the meadow where there were no traces of old tracks. Attempted to use the (as described in the description) "steep, rocky spot) as a way to loop back around to 246.1 and exit out, but it was too deep for me on SS. Turned back around and retraced my route out. Found a DogCare device (the one for the human) in the meadow where there was no snow. Attached it to the gate at the start of the trail in the hopes the owner may come back looking for it.

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Jillian Anderson
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HikingSnow

02.15.20 Trail hadn’t been used since it snowed recently. Offered the opportunity to go snowshoeing for the first time. Snow was very deep so we didn’t go far at all, but it took us some time. All up hill for the most part so a great workout. Took the dogs and they had a blast in the deep snow. Will definitely go back once there is less snow. Beautiful views.

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Samantha Blakeley
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SnowshoeingSnow

Nice snowshoe trail and a good workout! We went counterclockwise so enjoyed a casual downhill in the extra deep snow and then the steep uphill for a mile in the more shallow areas. We didn’t see another soul!

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James Pat Patrick
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Off Road Driving

Beautiful! A new favorite!

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Philip Estrada
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Michelle Peroutka
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HikingRocky

Great quiet OHV road. We hiked it at 8am on a Saturday and only ran into 2 vehicles on the route. We did pick up some trash on the hike but overall was a great trail through the trees with a few spots for views. We went counter-clockwise and was a lot of uphill the majority of the way.

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Lawrence Kaltenberg
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Hiking

Please don't ruin one of my favorite places shooting guns that aren't allowed and then topping it off by leaving your shotgun shells and round casings all over the camping areas that we are lucky to have for free. People can just flat-out suck sometimes I guess.

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Jack Hewitt
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Hiking

This was a great trail that was not trafficked apart from the dispersed campers and occasional ATV. Could have gone without the group off roading firing off their guns on a no shooting trail.

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