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Devils Kitchen

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 4.4 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This out-and-back provides visitors with an intimate experience among the dramatic rock formations.


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1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Out and Back

5,187' 1,581 m

High

4,994' 1,522 m

Low

242' 74 m

Up

242' 74 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

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Family Friendly A relatively short, out-and-back route to explore some of the exciting rock features at Devils Kitchen.

Overview

Head out on this short out-and-back hike for an immersive adventure to the Devils Kitchen area. This group of eroded rock formations is fun to explore and climb over. Bring a snack or picnic lunch to set up in one of the secluded rock alcoves.

Description

From the Devils Kitchen Parking Area, head south following the wide and slightly rocky Old Gordon Trail. Stay right at the first junction following signs for Devils Kitchen and No Thoroughfare Canyon. At the bottom of a short hill with wooden steps, stay left at the second junction heading for Devils Kitchen.

The trail is sandy and flat for about half a mile and then the steep, punchy climb begins. Head out of the wash up some steep steps and then follow the cairns and chopped rock steps up towards the obvious rock formation at the top of the slope (Note: Be careful to follow the large *cemented* cairns. There are a ton of small cairns placed by other visitors that may lead you off-trail). Once at the top, you can wander around and explore the formation.

When you have had your fill at the amphitheater, head back the way you came to the parking lot or check out the other trails in the area. Echo Canyon Trail, Serpents Trail, and Old Gordon Trail are all great options and can easily fill a full day of hiking.

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Zander Göpfert

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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If you are photographer, go in the early morning for beautiful orange glow. You'll also have the place to yourself!
Jan 9, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Taking the ice tools for a walk up to Devils Kitchen after checking to see if the ice was in at No Thoroughfare Canyon.
Nov 8, 2015 near Redlands, CO
No Thoroughfare Canyon. with permission from Peter B. Pearman
Jul 14, 2016 near Redlands, CO
No Thoroughfare Canyon, Colorado National Monument
Apr 23, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Devil's Kitchen, Colorado National Monument
Apr 23, 2016 near Redlands, CO
Turning onto the start of No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail. with permission from Peter B. Pearman
Jul 14, 2016 near Redlands, CO

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Oct 3, 2020
Kayla Finklein
5 yr anniversary. got lost, scailed cliff. panic attack =( finally found it ! perfect
May 25, 2020
Ross Therrien
Mar 29, 2020
Brittney Archie
0.5mi — 0h 10m
Mar 1, 2020
Rebecca Langstaff
Feb 18, 2020
Sarah Haber
Dec 4, 2019
Andrew Hahn
Nov 23, 2019
Dwayne Worthy
Had to park in the picnic area 1.7mi — 1h 13m
Aug 29, 2019
chris bursey
cool formation, a few rad looking routes 1.8mi — 1h 00m