Stillwater Reservoir and the Devil’s Causeway

· Flat Tops

Stillwater Reservoir and the Devil’s Causeway

Aliases: Devil's Causeway

This remote location provides the best access to the eastern Flat Tops and to the scenic Devil’s Causeway (a narrow natural stone bridge on top of the plateau). The road rises to a trailhead at Stillwater Reservoir; look for Fox Sparrow and Wilson’s Warblers along the way in. From here you can hike up to the top of the Flat Tops and excellent alpine tundra. Look for White-tailed Ptarmigan, Brown-capped Rosy-Finch, and American Pipit among other birds. This is a good place to bring family for a fairly easy hike.

County: Garfield

Habitat: Pond/Lake/Reservoir, Mixed-Conifer Forest, Alpine Tundra

Directions: From the southern end of the town of Yampa in Routt County, head south on CR 7, which becomes FR 900. Follow this road until it ends at the reservoir.

Delorme: 26 D1
Roads of Colorado: 52 B3

Dates of Access: Closed during the winter months
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None

Parking: Roadside and trailhead
Lodging: Primitive and established camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Some roadside birding

Elevation: 10290

Latitude: 40.02752509
Longitude: -107.1233833

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Contact Info:

Information Center:
Yampa Ranger District
(970) 638-4516
300 Roselawn Ave
Yampa, CO 80483


Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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