The 1.4 mile trail up Devil’s Head (9,748 feet), which leaves from CO 67, is restricted to foot traffic, and passes through ponderosa, Douglas-fir and aspen zones, with a chance for birds more typical of the higher mountains. Spectacular views over the plains temper the climb to the lookout. Look year-round for Steller’s Jay, Clark’s Nutcracker, Common Raven, both chickadees, and all three nuthatches; in summer look for Olive-sided Flycatcher, Plumbeous and Warbling vireos, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Audubon’s Warbler, Western Tanager, and more.
Attractions: As of August 2019, the stairs and fire tower are closed to visitation due to safety concerns.
Directions: From US 85 in the town of Sedalia: go south on CO 67/Jarre Canyon Rd. for 10 miles to Rampart Range Rd. Head south on Rampart Range Rd. for about 9 miles to the parking area. (See Dates of Access below for information on winter road closure.)
Dates of Access: Access via Rampart Range Road is closed in winter (from as early as November through as late as June).
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: No trash service, practice Leave No Trace. Please obey all rules and regulations.
Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Primitive camping nearby
Handicapped Access: None
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