HIKE DEVIL'S HEAD FIRE LOOK OUT, BBQ AND WATCH THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWERS

  • August 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM

This is a 3 mile, out and back trail with a difficulty rating of: Moderate. The trail is shaded by evergreen and aspen forest. Facilities consist of: Picnic tables, water spigot, restrooms and campgrounds which are based on first come first claimed. I guarantee you I’ll have one ready!!!


The campgrounds are located in the Pike National Forest of the Rampart Range. if you do decide you would like to campout for a night or two. The cost is 15 bucks PER SITE, PER NIGHT and not by person, meaning you could put as many as 3-4 tents per site.
If you arrive late which we all do at times there is a good chance you’ll catch up with us.


This is a photographer’s masterpiece and if we’re up there at the right time you’ll see why the mountain men would call the sunset “The Water Colors of God. “ I believe it’s the most romantic trail with nature there is. From the parking lot, you’ll pass the benches and a concrete patio, and climb concrete stairs that mark the beginning of the hike. Pine and aspen trees and plenty of places to sit and relax line the trail. Dense trails along the trail create an enchanting effect. You’ll be passing by many benches, switchbacks and a sturdy foot bridge. People do live where we’re headed and the only way for them to get groceries and other supplies is by mule, meaning road apples, so watch your step.
When we get to the summit we’ll arrive at a clearing where rangers work and live but always willing to help others learn about what fire lookout watchers do. Only a few at a time are allowed to climb the 143 steps up to the tower and where the rangers are. The lookout tower, which is named on the National Register of Historic Places, perches at 9,750 feet. The massive granite rock cropping cannot be seen from the tower because the tower actually sits on top of the outcrop, at the highest point of Devil’s Head Mountain.The Panorama includes: Denver, Castle Rock. Sedalia and 11 of Colorado’s fourteeners.
I’ll check more into fire warnings and regulations up in Pike National Forest. I would like to have something like a cookout after the hike.
Have a great day
Don

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  • Don

    Very nice hike with a group of great people

    August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, I can't make this, something very important came up.

    August 12, 2013

  • Tim H

    I am going to pass

    August 12, 2013

  • char

    how many miles of unpaved road? Thanks!

    August 12, 2013

  • Neddie L.

    Looks like flood warings in area

    August 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sorry everyone. Work is such right now that I won't be able to make tonight.

    August 12, 2013

  • Erika

    note: if its a rough road i need to depend on a car that it much more suitable for mountains

    August 10, 2013

    • Don

      You won't need a tank or any other type of military vehicle.

      1 · August 11, 2013

    • Erika

      lol got a ride yay can't wait!

      August 12, 2013

  • David C.

    My wife and I plan on taking our SUV. We live in Highlands Ranch 80129. We can carpool up to 4-5 more persons. Meet at King Soopers at the corner of HR and WIldcatReserve pkwy if anyone is interested.

    August 7, 2013

    • Erika

      I'm interested, can I join?

      August 10, 2013

    • Don

      David, If you bring one or both of those cats, they do need to be on a leash.

      August 11, 2013

  • ursula h.

    Hi, I would like to carpool tomorrow evening. Does anyone have room left? I live in Parker but can meet anywhere.

    August 11, 2013

  • Don

    Hi everyone. I do apologize for the last minute details but I've been out of town here and there for quite some time. The directions are below in the last comment.

    I would like to start this hike at around 6 pm so please be early enough to get there on time. Catch up if you're running behind. I will have a campsite for us to have a BBQ/picnic with campfire after the hike. I will let you know where the site is when you arrive. Bring your own food, drinks and if you want, bring sides to share. There are grills to cook on but if you don't like the BBQ bricks you'll need to bring your own gas grills.
    I'll see you tomorrow evening
    Don

    August 11, 2013

  • Erika

    i can't wait, pictures look beautiful :D

    August 10, 2013

  • Erika

    note: will bring gas money :D

    August 10, 2013

  • Erika

    anyone wanna carpool from Aurora or Denver?

    August 10, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Wish I could go, broke a bone in my foot, so no hiking.

    August 7, 2013

    • Don

      :o(

      August 8, 2013

    • Karen C.

      Thanks Don, Middle of September I hope to be back

      August 8, 2013

  • Don

    Those who own Lexuses; I'd like to know what you do for a living. My teacher's salary sucks!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Tim H

    Is there camping space for a 19ft travel trailer?

    August 7, 2013

    • Don

      I don't know the answer to that one!

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone with SUV want to have some company?

    July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i can do that

      July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Renee: Do you still have room? Need a ride. Will bring cash! HA, Susan[masked]

      August 7, 2013

  • Craig K

    Don, can you please post directions to this place?

    August 2, 2013

    • Don

      From Denver: Take Santa Fe Drive (US-85) southbound to Sedalia. Take a left onto CO-67 and drive for about 10 miles to the Rampart Range Rd (Forest Road 300). Turn left (south) and drive 8.5 miles to the Devil's Head Trailhead Campground and Picnic area. As Kim mentioned, this is a washboard road so take it easy. The road could rattle the internal organs!!!

      August 5, 2013

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