The Devil’s Causeway probably isn’t the scariest day hike in Colorado… but it’s definitely up there. The hike follows a ridge about as wide as a bike path flanked on either side by sheer cliffs. It also tops out around 12,000 feet, so vertigo usually isn’t the only thing taking hikers’ breath away.
It’s a thrill. It’s also in one of the wildest and least-visited pieces of public land in Colorado: the Flat Tops Wilderness west of Kremmling. So this week, we rounded up two ways for hikers of all abilities (and all degrees of courage) to share the experience.
Short Day: Hike to the Causeway
You don’t have to cross this narrow land bridge—at one point it’s just 4 feet across—to enjoy the views from the Causeway (though we do strongly recommend it). This section can be approached by a six-mile out-and-back hike from nearby Stillwater Reservoir.