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Devil's Head Fire Lookout

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Address: Highway 67, Sedalia, CO
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Beautiful, but hard work for a flatlander!

Came out here with my boyfriend early October 2015. I had vastly underestimated the difficulty I would have with the altitude and this became an all day event. The views and Aspen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Diana P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Came out here with my boyfriend early October 2015. I had vastly underestimated the difficulty I would have with the altitude and this became an all day event. The views and Aspen foliage were absolutely spectacular and Ranger Bill Ellis is such a sweet man. We did get lost attempting to leave the national forest - pay attention to signs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Awesome hike to the fire tower! An easy hike with a clear trail and well kept steps. The elevation was gradual and not too strenuous. The views at the fire tower are amazing. The steps to the fire tower are safe and sturdy. The foliage is incredible and shows the aftermath of the July 2015 tornado. A great hike for... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Wonderful vistas; an easy hike with numerous steps to scale to the lookout. Take the family. Like similar areas, terrible washroom facilities, but you are out in the middle of nowhere.

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1 Thank Paddy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time on a day with 80% chance of rain, hit the trail hard, but noticed only 5 cars there, did not get there until 12pm, but all were on the way down. Got up in the heat of the day, but enjoyed the breeze at the top, what a view!!! Spent 1 hour on the tower with... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We drove up to go to to Devil's Head, as we started up the trail we saw signs to say it was closed but no explanation. It is not until you get right to a locked gate near the top that there is a sign saying the top area is closed because of the danger of falling trees due to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm a city gal. So when my boyfriend suggested a hike up Devil's Head, I was naturally intimidated. I'm in fairly good shape for a middle aged woman so I say "what the heck". It was wonderful. We stopped from time to time but eventually made it all the way to the top! The views are breath taking. The trail... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you can tough out driving on Rampar Range road (doable in a standard sedan, but very rough and pot holed), then it's a fun thing to climb up to the fire lookout for the fantastic view. Otherwise, unless you are into dirt bikes and ATVs, there is nothing much else of interest.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The trailhead to this trail is a little bit of a drive on Rampart Range Rd past lots of camp sites and ATV trails but well worth it. The trail is very well maintained with lots of firs, pines, and rock outcroppings along the way. The views on the way up are gorgeous but can't beat the view from the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful views in all of Colorado. A short hike to the top of Devil's Head, easy on kids and adults. the fire station at the top is open to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The trail is short (approximately 1.5 miles) but the gain in elevation is what makes the hike a challenge. Then there are the steps to get to the lookout tower. We have it easy. I've heard the rangers who live there must have their supplies packed in by mule. Worth the climb. Go early. Pack a lunch and eat it... More 

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