Rampart Range is a subrange of the Colorado Front Range of the Rocky Mountains about 35 miles southwest of Denver, and its highest peak is Devils Head (elevation 9,632ft). Though this area is full of trails, most of them are motorized and unsuitable for hikers. One exception is the Devils Head National Recreation Trail - an easy and popular 1.4-mile hike (one-way) that leads to a Forest Service fire lookout tower. Originally constructed in the early 1900s, the tower was rebuilt to its current form in the 1950s and is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. On a clear day, the views from this lookout extend 100 miles in any direction.
Road to trailhead closed winters
US Forest Service: South Platte Ranger District
Miles of Trail
Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed - must be on leash in developed areas
8,090ft - 9,750ft
Devils Head Lookout Hiking Area Trail and Map Finder