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 Devils Head is part of the Pike National Forest Rampart Range Directions




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From Denver/Boulder

Take I-25 to C-470 west to Sante Fe Drive (U.S. Highway 85) south to Sedalia (10.1 miles south of C-470). Head west on CO Highway 67 to the North end of Rampart Range Road (another 10 miles). Take this South for approximately 9 miles. At this point the road splits. Going straight (left branch) leads to the Devil's Head campground and the parking for the Fire Tower and the main area crags. The right branch goes south to the Lower West Side and Radio Head.

From Colorado Springs

Take I-25 north to Castle Rock, exiting on Founders/Meadows Parkway, exit 184 and turn left, heading west on Meadows Parkway 0.5 miles to the intersection of south Sante Fe Drive (U.S. Highway 85). Turn right and head north towards Sedalia. After 5.2 miles you will arrive at the intersection with CO Highway 67. Follow Hwy 67 as described above.

Once there

For the main Devils Head crags, follow the left branch of Rampart Range Road to the Fire Tower parking. Head up the tourist trail from the south end of the main parking lot toward the Fire Tower. The main tourist trail can be taken the entire way (approx. 1.5 miles), A climbers trail breaks right at the bridge and takes a more direct path. Signs mark branches to the Lower West Side and, further uphill, the Zinn Overlook. If following the tourist trail, continue uphill to a flat saddle well below the Fire Tower. There is a wooden post here and the trail forks right (to the tower and West Valley ) and left to the Zinn Overlook (East Valley). Devil’s Head is complicated. The detailed maps and descriptions found in Rampart Range Rocks can be essential to finding the crags.

For access to Radio Head, take the right branch of Rampart Range Road about 3/4 mile to a collection of radio towers at the saddle of the ridge. Park here for Radio Head. Camping may or may not be allowed here (check the signs). This pullout can also serve as overflow parking for the Lower West Side. The trail to Radio Head heads northwest from this parking.

For access to climbs on the Lower West Side continue to Mile Marker 10. There is a small pull-out for parking across the road (east side) from the MM10 (room for 3 cars), and around the corner to the right (room for 5 cars, also camping). As mentioned above, overflow parking uphill at Radio Head.

The trail to the Lower West Side leaves from the pull out across the road from MM10.

Be aware that the Rampart Range Road is closed from the first Monday in December to sometime in April depending on the Spring snows.


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