Devil’s Head Lookout

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80933

Devil’s Head Lookout

Devil’s Head Lookout Professional Guide

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"This spectacular viewpoint provides a commanding panorama from Pikes Peak to Mount Evans from a historic fire lookout tower built in 1912. The first woman fire lookout ranger in the
U.S. Forest Service, Helen Dowe, worked there from 1919 to 1921 and reported 16 fires in her first year alone.

The tower was in a state of disrepair until it was reconstructed in 1951 with the help of 100 men and 72 mules. Devil’s Head is the last remaining Front Range lookout tower and is on the National Register of Historic Places."

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Hiking through History Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Robert Hurst
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"Hike uphill to a spectacular location—the granite peak called Devil’s Head, crowned with a well-preserved fire lookout tower. Bring the whole family on this exciting mini-adventure into the sky and into the past."

Devil’s Head Lookout Trip Reports

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Nice trip...Other guides list mileage at 2.8. did not see the pay for parking kiosk as reported. 12% grade was easier than anticipated for our first hike of season. slow steady pace and we finished RT in under two hours. 9 Mile Rampart Range road very washboarded. Very hot by time we got back to car @ 930. Limited parking after 9.

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Trail Information

Colorado Springs
Nearby City
940 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
8,810 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Pikes Peak Ranger District, Pike National Forest
Local Contacts
Pike National Forest
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