One of my favorite memories from this past summer was exploring the Rampart Range area just west of Sedalia, Colorado with my closest friends and family. Located in Pike National Forest, this area of Colorado is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast (like most parts of our state) but also very convenient because of its relative closeness to the Denver metro and Colorado Springs area. 

Take a drive up Rampart Range Road and your outdoor activity choices are limitless. Devils Head is a beautiful and relatively easy, beginners trail for hikers of all background and age. Once you get to the top, you will be able to see Pikes Peak to the South, Rocky Mountains to the West, the Front Range to the North and practically all the way to Kansas looking East. 
Just a few miles past the Rampart Range Road turn-out, you will begin to fall in elevation and start approaching the South Platte River. This area is just as beautiful as any popular mountain river area except NO ONE knows about it! It is almost complete seclusion among the pine trees and cliffs of Devils Head and Long Scraggly Peak. Fly-fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing...anything you could ask for. One of the most memorable ways to see and experience this beautiful area however is simply by tubing it! Grab a heavy-duty intertube, a stick to push off rocks with, and a floating cooler and you, my friend, have the ultimate Colorado summer day. Check out some pictures from my amazing trip with one of my best friends! (Sorry for the poor quality, couldn't take my nice camera down the river with me!)
Marsha
10/29/2012 00:43:51

I have never hiked to Devil's Head. This is something I am putting on my "to do" list!

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