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Devil's Head Fire Lookout

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Address: Highway 67, Sedalia, CO
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Arvada, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Paddy B
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80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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 

1 Thank Paul S
Lymm, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Lizjones_12
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank ChicagoMary62
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Douglas W
Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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 

1 Thank Michael L
Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank TEckerman
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank GracieColorado
Colorado Springs
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Hiked this trail a Saturday morning, it is 1.4 miles to the fire lookout. The trail path is very will marked with benches along the way to stop and rest. Once o the tower you go up 143 steps. The view from the tower is spectacular. The views along the whole trail is fantastic.

Thank Tim B

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