Devils Causeway #1803.3

Image of Devil's Causeway in the Flat Tops Wilderness

The Devil's Causeway Trail is a spur off the Chinese Wall Trail. The trail follows a narrow strip of land that connects two major sections of the Flat Tops. Both sides of the trail are 60'-80' cliffs with steep talus slopes dropping another 600'-800' into the drainage below. The rough, 3' wide crest can be crossed on foot, but it is impassable for horses.

At a Glance


Flat Tops Wilderness regulations apply

Closest Towns: Meeker, CO; Yampa, CO
Restroom: Bury all human waste 6 inches deep & at least 100 ft. from water.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District, 970-878-4039

General Information


The Devils Causeway Trail is accessed via the Carhart (1815) , Little Trappers (1814) and Chinese Wall (1803) Trails. The Carhart Trail’s Outlet Trailhead is located 50 miles east of Meeker, CO.

From Meeker, co take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles to the Outlet Trailhead.

Follow Carhart Trail #1815 around the east side of Trappers Lake for .75 miles to the Little Trappers Trail.  Ascend the Flat Tops via the Little Trappers Trail for 4.1 miles to its terminus at the Chinese Wall Trail.  Head north (left) on the Chinese Wall Trail for 2.1 miles to the junction with Devils Causeway Trail.

For more direct access see Stillwater Reservoir and the East Fork Trail on the Routt National Forest.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.2 miles

  Latitude : 

  Longitude :