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Denver: Devil's Head Lookout Tower

CO

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Distance: 2.2 miles


A Thanksgiving family hike up the oldest Colorado fire tower still in use. Devil's Head Lookout is probably the most well-known lookout in Colorado. It is the only fire tower to be staffed the entire season by forest service employees. The cabin is perched high on rock outcrop, with a few flights of stairs leading to the summit. The lookout used to be accesible only by ladder. Living quarters are below the outcrop. This lookout was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Getting there: From Sedalia along US 85 south of Denver, take CO 67 west for 12 miles to Rampart Ridge Road. The intersection is well marked. Take Rampart Ridge Road 11 miles to the turnout for Devils Head Lookout and campground. Follow the signs and veer right to the tower trailhead. The hike is 1.4 miles and requires 960 feet of elevation gain. Visit the National Historic Lookout Register entry for Devil's Head http://www.coloradolookouts.com/dhead.html http://gorp.away.com/gorp/resource/us_national_forest/co/hik_pi3.htm

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