We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Devil’s Canyon 4x4 Road, Colorado

A fun loop not far from entrance to Mt. Evans

Content provided by

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.9 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  A fun loop with several side roads to explore. Trail is open to motorized traffic June 15 through Nov. 15. Gate is locked the rest of ... more »

Tips:  Don’t go too early. Gate doesn’t open until June 15. Unlicensed vehicles need to unload along Highway 103 near entrance to trail. If... more »

Take this guide with you!

Save to mobile
Get this guide & thousands of others on your mobile phone
EveryTrail guides are created by travelers like you.
  1. 1. Download the EveryTrail app from the App Store
  2. 2. Search for the Devil’s Canyon 4x4 Road, Colorado guide
  3. 3. Enjoy your self-guided tour
Get the app

Points of Interest

1. Start of Trail

Trail heads uphill to gate, which opens June 15. Unlicensed vehicles can park at wide spot along Highway 103 near entrance. To see scenic Echo Lake and Mt. Evans, continue on Highway 103 another 2.5 miles past entrance. This is a great lunch spot after you’ve finished the trail.

2. Start of Loop

Loop starts here. We went left on 246.1A. You’ll come out later on the right marked 246.1.

3. Side Trip

You can take side trip on 246.1B, which goes downhill at two different places. We went past the first fork and had to make a hard left turn here. This trail branches in several places, but eventually deadends at every option. It gets steeper and narrower as you descend. Turning around was a challenge. After you’re finished, come back to this point... More

4. Converging Roads

Roads converge at high open area. See Mt. Evans to the south. Left goes downhill through the trees, then loops around and returns to roads you see to the right. We went left around this secondary loop.

5. Decision Point

As you come around this secondary loop, you’ll come out of the trees and climb a couple switchbacks. Great views to south. You’ll see a steep rocky hill on the left. This connects to a network of roads, but eventually becomes 246.1 mentioned early at Point #2. If you don’t feel comfortable going up hill to left, bear right and return to open area ... More