Devil's Canyon 4x4 Road

MODERATE 45 reviews
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Devil's Canyon 4x4 Road is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

27 days ago

Was closed to vehicles today.

off road driving
1 month 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
6 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
6 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.

7 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
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Dope camping spots!!!

off road driving
7 months ago

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
7 months ago

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
8 months ago

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
8 months ago

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!

off road driving
8 months ago

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!

off road driving
8 months ago

nice trail. did not feel nervous at all on any of the sections. some fun stretches, nice views were the loop connects. family had fun. Jeep lifted with 35s, fairly easy trail.

camping
8 months ago

Great car camping trail with plenty of campsites

off road driving
8 months ago

Fun enough in a stock 4x4

8 months ago

It was a good trail. Not much challenge but it was a nice trail that was fun and fast. Lots of great camp sites back there. Good trail for beginners that are looking for a small challenge and a great family friendly trail.

off road driving
8 months ago

Great trail to spend the day in. Lots of places to camp along the way. Some of the hills were really challenging in our Jeep. This is our 5th off-road trail so far in the last month. So many more to explore.

off road driving
8 months ago

Took the raptor on this trail today. Overall one of the better trails I've been on so far in CO (only a few under my belt to be fair). Some fun dips and rocks to go over. Think I hit 14% incline/decline on some sections. Some spots on this trail are pretty narrow for a raptor though, so if you have a narrower vehicle with some clearance you will have a blast. It was also raining/sleeting/snowing today, but it wasn't an issue.

off road driving
9 months ago

off road driving
9 months ago

Fun trail! Went on a Friday with family, not crowded quite peaceful with great views. Although entrance looks easy, there are some sections where even an SUV with low ground clearance would bottom out. Some sections are fairly steep and uneven and a lockable differential will definitely help. We brought our 4WD Ford F150 and it made through without a problem!

off road driving
9 months ago

This was a beautiful trail with quite a few loose rocks and some pretty deep dips. the trail narrowed at times, but was still reasonable to navigate.

off road driving
10 months ago

Not very crowded (can it stay that way?), nice loop with a lot of loose rocks and some decent dips. Could see how having a lift would be useful in some spots but had no trouble with a stock '15 T4R.

10 months ago

Off work on a Monday and went to check it out. fun trail, saw one tent out there but no people and didn't see anyone else on the trail which was super nice change of pace. all in all good time.

off road driving
10 months ago

1st trail I took my 1980 CJ5, 31" tires. Pretty views and some great camping spots. I recommend the side trails off the loop. Not a very hard or scary trail.

off road driving
10 months ago

An awesome loop. I would say this is a moderate to hard trail. Definitely some challenging dips would not suggest for any vehicle without a lift. Beautiful surroundings with a couple awesome lookout spots. There is also a couple shortcuts through the loop that I would categorize as Hard. This was definitely the hardest I've pushed my vehicle and had a great time doing it. Enjoy!

Jeep JK Sahara 4" lift / 35" tires

off road driving
10 months ago

Took my 2017 Raptor through the whole 5.3 mile trail today in the pouring rain. This was a pretty fun trail that had some rocky inclines that for sure requires ground clearance. There were definitely some narrow areas for a Raptor (or full size truck). But we made it through unscathed. I'd definitely do this one again!

off road driving
11 months ago

Took the Pro4x Xterra all the way around, fun trails that has great views. The back side was the hardest part but we made it around no issues.

off road driving
11 months ago

Perfect moderate trail. Took stock Willys edition JK with no problems.

11 months ago

Great view of mount Evans. Will do this one again

11 months ago

awesome for shooting guns, too

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