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Devils Kitchen (Colorado National Monument) - Hike Hall of Fame

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07/15/2011
Derek Holmes
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Devils Kitchen (Colorado National Monument) - Hiking Trail Directions and Notes (Posted By: DerekHolmes)

Avg Rating: Not Available
Avg Time: 47 Minutes
Total Distance: 0.6 miles
Terrain: Average (Might Break a Sweat)
Info: Quick easy hike with enough to keep it interesting.

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Location: From the east entrance, travel 0.2 miles (0.3 km). Limited parking is on the left. For additional parking, turn right into the Devils Kitchen Picnic Area. The trailhead is shared with two other trails: No Thoroughfare Canyon Trail and Old Gordon Trail. Serpents Trail access is across the road.
Mileage: 0.75 one way (1.2 km)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Elevation: 4,990 to 5,060 feet (1521 to 1542 meters)
Average time: 1 hour
Usage: Hiking and horseback riding.
Description: Gradual ascent to a natural opening formed by a circle by huge upright boulders. At the first fork, go right. At the second fork, go left. Follow the trail across the wash. As you proceed up the canyon, you will see the large rock grotto that is Devils Kitchen. Keep on the established trail and follow the carved steps up the slickrock. As you approach the base of the rock formation, go left around it and hike into the rock opening.

5 Waypoints


1: Starting Point
N 39º 1.9063   W 108º 37.8393
Distance from Home: 707.9 miles

2: Which way
N 39º 1.8073   W 108º 37.7687
Distance: 0.1 miles

3: Still hard to get lost
N 39º 1.7150   W 108º 37.8393
Distance: 0.1 miles

4: Cool Views
N 39º 1.5122   W 108º 37.8880
Distance: 0.2 miles

Notes: Surprised how cool this was for being so close. A lot of cool views. I wish we had time to try out some of the other trails but we got rained out.

5: Back to the Cars
N 39º 1.5864   W 108º 37.8192
Distance: 0.1 miles

Notes: Easy Hike Back