Despite hearing some thunder on the way up, we pressed on and luckily had completely clear skies. We had the fantastic 360 degree views from the lookout all to ourselves while we were there.
There was a storm rolling in, but I remember the sun light hit the aspens in a really nice way. It was still bright out and peaceful.
Super easy hike up with awesome views. Lots of rock formations to scramble along aside the trail.
Nice hike close to home.
Did this on a Thursday and it was very busy. Not so busy when I arrived at 9:00, but the crowds have not arrived yet. Took us about an hour to reach the summit.
A group of my fellow soldiers from Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center hiked this fantastic mountain in the summer of 1995. It was the biggest mountain I had ever been on to that point.
Made it to the top in 40 minutes. Views were amazing.
Repeated many times since then.
Nice hike with good friends. The stairs get you breathing pretty hard. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/06/devils-head-fire-lookout.html
Last visited May 1990. Time to revisit...on a recent trip from Denver to Colorado Springs my wife noticed the prominence and asked if I knew what it was.
Peakbug and I climbed this on a rainy day to avoid crowds in nicer weather. The day worked out well, as it wasn't busy and we had good views of the surrounding mountain tops poking out of the clouds. A fun and quick hike.
Climbed with rkymtn with a rainy start to the day. Thought the rain would make this a perfect option, since this is typically a busy location. The drizzle and clouds made for a lovely walk in the woods. Felt like we were in the Northwest. Views were terrific and very few others on trail. Easy, lovely day. :)
Did this the Tuesday AFTER Memorial Day and still there were lots of people. The nice ranger let me climb and tag the high point behind the fence/sign.
Nice little hike to the top of this very surprisingly nice little mountain. Very interesting rock formations, love it!
nicest man ever in the little shack at the top
After a day of climbing the wife and I took a quick side trip to the top.
Our family trip to the Midsouth and back included a stop to visit family in Castle Rock. I managed to squeeze in some enjoyable exercise, scenic views, and historical information for myself and my dogs. Unfortunately this was the highest peak I managed to hike in Colorado this time around....lots of scenic driving and short hikes in scenic areas though.
With 9343, Dakan Mountain, Campbell Mountain, Turtle Mountain, Gott Mountain & Mount Herman.