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Devil's Head Fire Lookout

Highway 67, Sedalia, CO
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Sedalia
Type: Hiking Trails
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Englewood, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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Aurora, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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Larkspur, CO
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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

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This hike was very pleasant and beautiful. Although the name makes you want to bypass this destination, it truly is a breathtaking piece of land made by the hands of God! The views from the top were awsome as well. My only negative experience was : @ 9,000 + feet in the air, halfway up the stairs, some nasty female... More

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I read through several reviews on this hike stating it wasn't that exciting of a hike but an awesome view when you reached the top. Yes, the 100 mile visibility from the lookout was incredibly beautiful, but the climb was equally as inspiring. Large boulders and a variety of trees made the hike enjoyable. There is a 9 mile drive... More

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Pine, Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We loved this hike to the top. Lots of families and others hiking as well. Once at the top of the tower you get an amazing view of surrounding Rockies. While we were there the Fire Watch was monitoring a new Forrest Fire.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Grab a picnic and head up. This is a great family hike in Denver's backyard. The views are stunning and the hike is relatively simple. Recently my mother in law went with my husband and me when we took our nieces and nephews up. The Kida ranged from 5 to 14, my mother in law has terrible knees and has... More

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