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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > South Platte Ranger District

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Devil's Head Picnic Ground

Elevation: 8,700 Feet (2712.0 Meters)
Number of Sites: 10
Other Maps: Pike National Forest
Point of Interest: Devil's Head Fire Lookout
Recommended Season: Summer
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Vehicle Accessibility: Passenger Vehicle

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General Description

Devil's Head Picnic Ground is located adjacent to the campground. The site provides 10 picnic units, which include tables, drinking water and toilets. The elevation of the site is 8,700'.

The focus of recreational activity at Devils Head is hiking and motorcycling.
Devils Head fire lookout trailhead is located in the picnic ground. The trail to the lookout attracts approximately 20,000 visitors a year. The predominate recreational activity on the Rampart is off-highway vehicle use. There are several trailheads, one leading out of the campground, which provide access to over 100 miles of motorized trails. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, rock and mineral hounding, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, photography and rock climbing.

Directions from Sedalia: To reach the Devils Head Picnic Ground travel approximately ten miles west of Sedalia on Highway 67 to the Rampart Range Road. Turn left (south) on the Rampart Range Road for approximately eight and one-half miles to the picnic ground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Early May through October .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
day-use fee Call for Current Fee Facilities include tables, fir

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Devil's Head Picnic Ground - South Platte River
ICON Hiking & Walking Devil's Head Picnic Ground - Devil's Head Trail
ICON Plant Identification Devil's Head Picnic Ground
ICON Bird Identification Devil's Head Picnic Ground
ICON Motorcycle Riding Devil's Head Picnic Ground - Rampart Range Motorcycle Area
ICON Picnicking Devil's Head Picnic Ground
ICON Scenic Driving Devil's Head Picnic Ground - Rampart Range Road

Nearby Services

nearest public telephone: various (private, for provit) Directions: entrance to the Rampart Range Road - 8.5 miles north on the Rampart Range Road.

nearest fire and emergency services: West Douglas Fire Station No. 1 (non-profit) Directions: Located five miles to the east of the intersection of Rampart Range Road and Highway 67 at west Douglas Fire Station No. 1.

Related Activities
Cabin Ridge Motorized Trail - Cabin Ridge Trail is 4 miles long one way and rated easy by the Forest Service. It is heavily used by hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.

Devil's Head Campground - The Devil's Head Campground consists of 21 individual family campsites, that include a table, fire ring and parking spur. The Devil's Head Trail attracts many visitors and leaves from the campground.

Devil's Head Lookout Trail - The Devil's Head Lookout Trail begins in the picnic area adjacent to Devil's Head Campground and ends at the last fire lookout for the Pike National Forest.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Platte Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 19316 Goddard Ranch Ct. , Morrison, CO, 80465, Phone: 303-275-5610


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