Devils Head Fire Lookout (9,748′)

Devils Head Fire Lookout (9,748′)

Devil’s Head Lookout, the last of the seven original Front Range Lookout towers still in continuous use, is over 100 years old and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bill Ellis and his wife have been operating the lookout for over 25 years, and many visitors remark that their discussions with Bill are the highlight of their trip.

StatsRoute DescriptionDirectionsNotes
  • Trailhead:        Devils Head Lookout
  • Round trip:     2.8 miles / 4.5km
  • Elevation:        8,797′-9,748′ (+951′) / 2,681m-2,971m (+290m)

The Devil’s Head Trail begins near the picnic area adjacent to Devil’s Head Campground. The 1.4 mile long trail takes approximately 45 to 90 minutes on a one-way hike, with an elevation gain of 940 feet. Once there, there are 143 steep steps to get to the actual fire lookout. The lookout is at 9,748 feet elevation with outstanding views of the surrounding Front Range.


GPS track

Winter trek up Devils Head. Pikes Peak to the right of Devils Head summit.

Devils Head
Devils Head


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