We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Devil's Head Fire Lookout

Highway 67, Sedalia, CO
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Sedalia
Type: Hiking Trails
29 visitor photos
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    12
    1
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I haven't been for years, but we used to go every year when I was younger. It's a great view of the Rockies and the plains beyond. It's a fun family trip and hike.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longmont, Colorado
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We've been there last weekend and enjoyed it a lot. First it is a little bit of a hike on a 9 mile dirt road to get there. Its very bumpy at times, and that part alone takes about half an hour. If you are not early in the morning the parking lot may be crowded already and the trail... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monument, Colorado
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I try to be positive when I do revues but some times things suck! The drive up to the Devil's Head campgrounds was fairly easy and beautiful. It only took 1 1/2 hours from Monument Colorado. We got in kinda late and got a good spot, being Sunday night, nobody else was there at all. That's when we realized what... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We took our 9 year old, 4 year old and our 7 year old labrador. We drove on a gravelly, but pretty well maintained, Rampart Range Rd for about 9 miles to the parking area.Get there early or you will be out of luck for parking as this is a very popular hike in the summer time. If you must... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Englewood, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We headed in from the north taking Rampart Range Road all the way in. Vehicles of all types were on the road which almost all washboard. Parking was difficult to find and we were lucky to have a car pull out just as we got there for the only available spot on a Saturday morning. This was our first hike... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This hike is about a mile high and very beautiful, the hike really does not take long at all but be aware of the drive up. For about 25-30 minutes you have to drive on a dirt road which was brutal on my car. Once you actually get to the hiking trail you ascend the mountain side. There are tons... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aurora, Colorado
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We took a group of seven Cub Scouts and hiked the 1.5 mile trail up to the ~9500 fire watch tower. We met Bill Ellis, the tower observer, and he shared stories from his 30 years experience of working and living in the area. Highly recommend for the views and the exercise. Get there early as the parking lots fill... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Larkspur, CO
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fairly easy hike, but the last 100 feet climb up the stairway to heaven is not for the faint of heart. Not recommended for those who fear heights. One of the best views along the front range of Colorado, above the Denver Metro Area. Make sure you spend time talking with the ranger who staffs this fire lookout. He is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

About a mile and a half hike of a mild incline to the base of the stairs (143) up to the ranger's lookout post, which is open to visitors to walk around. You can see 360 degrees for 100 miles. The only drawback to this hike is the 9 miles of washboard road, which really isn't bad but can be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The hike is an easy path that is well marked for the entire family. Once to the top, you will need to climb stairs at the end and that is the toughest part of the hike. Bring water and a light lunch to enjoy at the top as you will be in ahhh of the views.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Devil's Head Fire Lookout also viewed

 

Been to Devil's Head Fire Lookout? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Devil's Head Fire Lookout, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing