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Devil's Head Fire Lookout

Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135
+1 303-275-5610
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Don't forget your camera!

Great short hike for young and old. Easy path with many rest areas and wonderful views and smells... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Deanna M
Great hike to a beautiful 360 view

A well-worn trail takes visitors up to an amazing fire tower that is still in use with beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Teaspoon42
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Great short hike for young and old. Easy path with many rest areas and wonderful views and smells through out the hike. At the end of the hike there are 143 red steps to get you to the top lookout with a balcony to view...More

1  Thank Deanna M
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

A well-worn trail takes visitors up to an amazing fire tower that is still in use with beautiful 360 view of the mountains. The hike (approximately a little over 3 miles round trip) starts and maintains a moderately steep grade until reaching a saddle whereby...More

Thank Teaspoon42
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Literally breathtaking in that the climb up the stairs reaching the actual lookout site is lengthy and steep. Metaphorically breathtaking in that the vistas are spectacular from this little lookout building. The meadow below is a nice place to have a picnic before those stairs.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are ever up this way, take the hike up to Devils Head - it is definitely worth it! The Ranger is a smashing guy, down to earth and very accommodating! The view is breathtaking and you can see as far as the eye...More

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This hike is totally worth it. The tower on the top is something you can't find anywhere else and the view is amazing. It's an easy less than 3 miles hike, great for families with kids and dogs. This makes it a little bit crowded...More

Thank Sofi F
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice long trail w/many opportunities to rock climb along the way. Easy enough trail but very long and ascending. When you get to the top, you have the option to climb the narrow 100+ stairs to the forest service's fire lookout tower. There's a forest...More

1  Thank christine c
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A must hike. A 3 mile round trip from the parking area. It's a moderate hike to the lookout, but well worth it. Dogs on leash allowed. Billy is the Forest Service lookout and has been doing it for 33 years. He has some great...More

1  Thank Brent B
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Don't under estimate this hike. Wear good shoes and bring water and a snack. My friends used hiking/walking sticks and they've done it in the hundreds of times. This is a place where you have to pack in and pack out. Composting toilets. Not smelly,...More

1  Thank Katherine W
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Devil's Head Fire lookout trail is 1.4 miles long with a 940 feet elevation. It took us about 1 hour and 15 minutes to hike with lots of switch backs and amazing views. Once there, you will clim 140 steps to the actual lookout....More

1  Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend the hike to see the amazing views at the top. Some of it is quite steep so wear the right shoes and bring a water bottle!

Thank Livelife88
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mervin1101
29 May 2017|
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Just finished the hike today - definitely not stroller friendly. Lots of steep switchbacks (not very flat) with rocks and other objects to step over.
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Alise E
5 November 2016|
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Response from Jen D | Reviewed this property |
The trail was open last week and I believe will stay open until Rampart Range closes Dec 1, but I don't think the fire tower at the top is open after mid September.
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Ron H
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jetsetter427 | Reviewed this property |
From Castle Rock you need to get on South Rampart Range Road, so depending on where you live, there are a couple ways you can access Rampart Range Road. I take Perry Park Road (105) to Jackson Creek Road. I follow Jackson... More
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