This hike may be one of the more challenging we do each year, it's also the furthest away, but the views from the historic fire lookout make it all worthwhile. 75 minutes south west of Centennial, in Sedalia. The trail gains 950ft in elevation over 1.4 miles, and ends with a climb up 143 stairs. A person in average shape should be able to complete this hike.
Start Early (9:00am). This is a popular hike, so the main lot and overflow lot are nearly full by 10:30
Plan for 5 to 6 hours (including drive time)
Bring a little extra food
Carpool if you have that option
Check out the tornado damage near the trail head, use it as a teaching opportunity for the boys
There are lots of camp sites, we may want to use this location for a campout and hike in the future
IMPORTANT: There is no cell service in the parking and trailhead area. Plan ahead when and where to meet. Be sure to RSVP ahead of time.
To reach this area, take U.S. Highway 85 south to Sedalia. Turn west on Highway 67 for 10 miles to the junction with Rampart Range Road. Turn south onto Rampart Range Road for 10 miles. Devil's Head Campground will have a signed turn off.
Hello, Pack 559!
We have another great Pack 559 Outdoor Activity planned for
Saturday, August 12th, a hike up to Devil's Head Watch Tower near Sedalia, CO!! This may be one of the most spectacular hikes on the entire Front Range and is not to be missed. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there & remember that this is our 3rd Pack Outing that qualifies for the Summertime Activity Award!
Important Reminder: YOU MUST RSVP to
Scott Arnold ( email@example.com or 303.562.7888) or Janet Arnold (303.562.7878) the Hike Leaders if you plan on attending so we know how many to expect and who to meet up with at the trail head!
What: Devil's Head Tower Hike. We will hike about 4 miles round trip.
Why: Scouts do fun stuff outdoors; We live in Colorado and it's beautiful; A Scout is Physically Strong and hiking is good exercise; Need I say loopies!
Where: Devil's Head Tower Trail
Saturday, 8/12, from 10:30am to 3:00 PM
Who: All Pack 559 Scouts, their family and human friends! (please leave the furry ones at home)
Attire: Class-B uniforms (gold Pack T-Shirts) and all scouts should bring their ten outdoor essentials in a day pack. The ten essentials (eight for wolves and tigers) are an important part of the BSA motto "Be Prepared!" and should be a part of every outdoor scouting event. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_Outdoor_Essentials.
The Wolf Eight Essentials are:First aid kit, Filled water bottle, Flashlight, Trail food, Sunscreen,Whistle, Rain gear, Pocket knife. The Bear and Webelos Ten Essentials are all of the above plus Map/Compass and Matches/Fire starter.
What Else to Bring: Please wear sneakers or hiking boots, no sandals, wear Pack559 gold t-shirt. Also, please be sure to bring day a pack, including rain gear, hat, enough water, lunch and snacks.
Brush up on the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace Guidelines before the hike so that we can all act like Scouts while we are there!