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black Devil's Playground (#664A)

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,943' 897 m
Descent: -15' -5 m
High: 12,938' 3,943 m
Low: 10,010' 3,051 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 48% (26°)

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Trail shared by Missy Thompson

A beautiful accent to Devil's Playground

Missy Thompson

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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The first 1/2 mile of the Devil's Playground Trail is shared with the Crags Trail. The trail proper starts by crossing a bridge over Fourmile Creek. After 1/2 mile, you'll pass three pipes coming up out of the ground on your right. They only stick out of the ground a few feet and are easy to miss. Approximately, 30 yards past the pipes is a trail junction - the Crags Trail goes left and your trail (#664A) goes down to the right. Turn right, cross a stream on the log bridge and continue a short distance to see a sign on the right that confirms that you're on the trail to Devils Playground. Climb through the forest to 10,400' and cross another small stream.

Continue east for almost 1 mile to reach a small clearing near 10,900. Turn left near 11,050' and ascend a long, straight stretch to 11,300'. Zigzag up the steep hillside and exit the trees near 11,900'. Once above tree line, the trail heads southeast and east up an easy slope.

When you reach the top of the slope (12,750), the summit comes into view to the southeast. Follow the trail northeast and then east toward the Pikes Road. From here, the trail becomes significantly less steep. Pass through a strip of rocks to reach the Devil's Playground area.

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Sep 28, 2018
Jordan Frdnmkr
Descent from Pikes after taking Barr Trail to summit 4.1mi
Jul 8, 2018
Jo Ba
4.1mi
Jun 25, 2018
Tamara Higgins
Oct 8, 2017
K Keiter
13mi — 7h 00m
Sep 17, 2017
K Keiter
Aug 2, 2017
Jacq Marie
Loved this trail!! Be ready for the red rocks at the end, you climb right up through them. 6.6mi
Aug 26, 2016
Brena S.
Aug 19, 2015
Lori Rohde

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#6164

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#520

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#6,164

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