Devil's Playground Trail #753
ElevationAscent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -4,151' -1,265 m
High: 14,107' 4,300 m
Low: 9,996' 3,047 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 65% (33°)
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“A steep and technical trail on the west face of Pike's Peak.”— Allen Tanner
The trail descent begins at the top of Pike's Peak. The first mile is a series of steep switchbacks through Pike's granite scree. Knobby, wide tires, fresh brake pads and body protection is recommended.
The next mile and a half runs parallel to the Pike's Peak Toll road. Views to the north and east are spectacular. This portion is relatively flat. At mile 2.6, the trail crosses the toll road into Devil's Playground, an area of hoodoos formed of granite which crystallized over a billion years ago.
At mile 3.5, the trail steeply descends from 12,700 ft to 10,400 ft over two miles. This steep descent will test your will and brakes, earning the trail a double black diamond.
The last mile and a half levels out, joining The Crags Trail to end at the Crags Trailhead/Devil's Playground Parking lot.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: USFS - Pikes Peak Ranger District