Devils Kitchen Trail

EASY 67 reviews

Devils Kitchen Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Junction, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

This was a nice hike last weekend. It was easy, but is made much more challenging if you take any of the other trails.
Has beautiful views and neat rock formations!

hiking
2 months ago

A great choice for a hike when going with kiddos or those that can't make it quite as far because it isn't long. The end reveals a rock playground with much to enjoy.

horseback riding
4 months ago

A nice ride for green horses and riders EXCEPT for irresponsible dog owners who use it as a dog park. One solution to avoid the dogs is to ride the Kodels area. I would not recommend riding up to K-12 as the slick rock gets narrow and dangerous. Trailer parking is easy at Opel Hill and the start of the trail is directly across the road. Riding around the Snooks Bottom area is an option too- it’s easy and lightly traveled but not as scenic.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy and short hike with a nice viewpoint at the end

6 months ago

Great hike! Took a group of four teen girls and they loved it! Beautiful scenery and got to see bighorn sheep which was so cool!

hiking
6 months ago

We took this hike with a 2 year old, three 4 year olds and a 7 year old. Many fun rocks to climb on but a lot of cactus if you get off of the trail. Many trails in the area so we hiked some of No Throughfare Canyon Trail, but the creek, holes and waterfall are completely dry. Overall very easy hike to avoid the snow.

hiking
6 months ago

Have done this trail 3 times (once by myself, with mom, and with Jay). It is easy and brings you to these large rocks you can walk through and see a view of the town below and on the other side a view into the canyon. Went at sunset with Jay and as it became dusk there are lots of bats that live within the cracks of the rocks, awesome to see and hear them flying around looking for dinner.

hiking
7 months ago

Rapide balade pour un picnic

hiking
7 months ago

Cool rock formations for a short walk

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with the kids 9, 6 and 4 with the dog. Was our first trail to hike when we first moved to the area. Great intro to Colorado hiking.

hiking
9 months ago

I took my 2 cousins, one is 5 and one is 7. They both had fun and it was easy for them yet still fun for me. Beautiful rock formations

hiking
10 months ago

This is a really beautiful hike, wish the trail was a little better marked. The trail markers were not always helpful. We got off course and found it on our way back down. Once you get to Devils Kitchen it's pretty amazing. The Colorado National Monument is beautiful so put it on your to do list!

hiking
10 months ago

Lots of school groups do this trail. Nice reward at the end for kids.

hiking
11 months ago

Pretty easy hike, some steep up hills but is definitely worth it the view is amazing! Trail is kind of hard to navigate towards the top (as long as you are going up it's the right direction) I find the best time to go is in the morning between 8-10 you'll stay cool in the shade most of the time. Great for kids of all ages but no dogs unfortunately.

hiking
11 months ago

Went hiking with my husband and 9 month old in a carrier. This is a great trail for anyone looking to ease into an active life.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Must find the kitchen otherwise fairly blah and quick add the no thorough fair hike to the first waterfall to make it decent

Sunday, May 07, 2017

really fun! great view! easy enough for younger kids, while not being so easy it bores the adults. everyone loves this hike!

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sweet and short with a fantastic ending! Saw lots of wildlife.

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

Great hike! Beautiful scenery! Downfall too much horse poop EVERYWHERE!

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice easy hike with a little scramble at the top. Beautiful rock formations, great for kids.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Worth the hike!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

This hike was fantastic.

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

Easy hike with just a little elevation change at the trailhead and a little scramble at the end as you explore the rock formations.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

great family hike. one of our favorites! we often stop "in the kitchen" for a snack before heading back. not that it's needed, just makes for a fun family outting.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Easy and satisfying!

hiking
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A short trail with beautiful scenery and incredible towering rock formations at the end. Opportunities for scrambling. Mind that you don't go where the waypoint is set; the actual trailhead is in the Colorado National Monument. The CNM is a national park, thus usually has an admittance fee of $10 per car. Make a day of the trail and the drive and get your money's worth, or add another trail-there are several in the CNM.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Just follow those trail markings and you'll get there!

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

Beautiful red rock area, trail poorly marked for a chunk of it. We hiked it with 5 moms and 17 kids between the ages of 1 and 10.

hiking
Friday, March 20, 2015

Cool trail if you hike all the way up into the rocks.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beautiful View once you find it. Took the long way around to get to Devils Kitchen. But also got in a longer hike and an awesome view of Devils Kitchen from the backside.

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