!THIS TRAIL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED! Per the USDA Forest Service: "Pueblo, Colo., May 05, 2020 – A temporary closure order has been implemented for the heavy-use Devil’s Head recreation site on the South Platte Ranger District. The closure area includes the Devil’s Head trailhead, campground, picnic area, fire lookout tower, several Forest Service roads and the Zinn trail (NFST615). The order will remain in effect until December 1, 2020 or until rescinded, whichever comes first."
Devil’s Head Lookout is a quintessential Colorado hike. This is a perfect adventure to bring people from out of town. People who want to see a bit of everything and have an authentic Colorado adventure without too much distance.
The trail winds through some forest with spectacular views. It culminates with a stair climb to Colorado’s last functioning fire lookout. Sitting above 10,000 feet, you can see for miles and miles and miles at this lookout. If a ranger is there you are usually welcomed inside and can learn a lot from the friendly person manning the lookout.
This is a fantastic family friendly adventure. The climb to the top of the lookout. The reward of absurdly beautiful views. If you are looking for wow factor on views and fun, this is a good one.
Devil’s Head is a great place to get some exercise. An uphill climb culminating in 143 steps up to a fire lookout, this would be a great place to get that heart pumping!
The fire lookout offers great photography opportunities. At the top, you have a chance to photograph miles upon miles of mountains. Sunrise or sunset from the lookout is unbeatable!
There are campgrounds close to the trail, for booking check out THIS SITE
While this trek is a bit uphill, there are plenty of places to pull off and rest. This would be a great adventure to take with a family. It is a great place to take people from out of state to really show the beauty of Colorado.
Devil’s Head Trailhead lies at the end of a 12 mile dirt road. The parking is limited, But there is an overflow lot a little ways before the actual trailhead. The road is passable with a 2WD vehicle. Just be ready for a few bumps here and there!