Devils Playground from the Crags

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Devils Playground from the Crags is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Divide, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3067 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

A good hike up the side of Pikes Peak to some interesting Rock formations. From the parking lot you will see the sign for the Crags trailhead. Begin hiking down this trail. After a tenth of a mile you will see a sign on the right labeling trail 664A take this trail across a log bridge and begin your ascent. This trail will take you into a basin at the base of the peak, then it will aggressively gain elevation up to Devil's Playground. Parts of this trail are loose rock, but a group called Friends of the Peak are working on making this trail much more sustainable. As you ascend this steep section you will begin to get views of the Sawatch Range, Tenmile Range, Mosquito Range, and even the Sangre de Cristo Range. Take your time though as this hike is steep at times and reaches 13,000 feet of elevation.

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Might like this trail to the summit more than Barr Trail!

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5 months ago

Tough sustained climb that gets steeper at the tree line. The beautiful views are worth the effort!

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5 months ago

Good amount of uphill with a lot of exposure. Good amount of water on the trail.

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9 months ago

Did this hike the day prior to "The Crags" this route to the devils playground will get your attention.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

awesome trail! Layers layers layers! temperature varies very drastically you will sweat and you will freeze this late in the season! Very little snow as of yesterday. Give yourself a large amount of time probably plan on sunrise to close to sunset depending on expirence!

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great trail, the last portion before hitting the peak before the road is by far the most demotivating part. I would highly suggest bringing something to protect your face from the wind.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016