Devils Creek and Lake
The hike to Devils Lake is a great warm-up or trial hike for anyone wanting to climb the 14,000-foot peaks near Lake City. The elevation gain is similar, but at lower altitude. For those wishing a shorter hike, the old cow camp at mile 2.6 is a good turnaround point. The Devils Creek Trail into the Powderhorn Wilderness was constructed in 1994. The relatively undisturbed Cannibal and Calf Creek plateaus contain one of the largest, relatively flat alpine tundra areas in the lower United States. The Cannibal Plateau is named after the area’s famous cannibal, Alfred Packer.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Lake City|
|Elevation Gain||3,600 ft|
|Duration||3 - 12 hours|
|Season||Best from mid-June to mid-October; closed April to mid-June to protect elk calving areas|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,480 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,080 ft|
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