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Devil's Playground (#664A)

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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Point to Point

12,938' 3,943 m

High

10,010' 3,051 m

Low

2,943' 897 m

Up

15' 5 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

48%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Description

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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Missy Thompson

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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Photos

Trail through the woods
Jul 7, 2022 near Cascade…, CO
Looking back through the 'gateway' in the rocks, you get a true sense of the area's natural wonder.
Jan 22, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
The Crags stand prominently in the distance on a clear day.
Jan 22, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Portal to the Playground
Oct 14, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
The trail
Jul 7, 2022 near Cascade…, CO
Looking back toward the Crags from Devil's Playground Trail.
Oct 14, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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Aug 14, 2021
Chris Rice
Jul 5, 2021
Selena Perez
Feb 16, 2020
Chris R
Feels very steep because of the snow, involved some post holing above the tree line
Feb 1, 2020
Chris Rice
Aug 2, 2019
Nathaniel Patty
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