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.
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). Devils 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.