Off the Beaten Path

Get off the road. Get off the paved trail! See something new and interesting!

The following are suggested routes, not trail. Route finding skills will be used and distances are approximate.

Off the Beaten Path: Devil's Playground


Devil's Playground

Ten permits are available each month on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may call 928 524-6228 x236--the visitor center desk--to find out the status of these permits. Permits cannot be set aside or saved. The number of available permits for this amazing area will be posted once a week on the park website as well as the park Facebook and Twitter sites. Please note that visitors take the access road to Devil's Playground at their own risk.

There are no more Devils Playground permits available until May 1

billings gap overlook


Billings Gap Overlook Hike (pdf 1303 kb)

3 miles (4.8 km) round trip



Blue Forest Hike (pdf 9653 kb)

1.5 miles (2.4 km) one-way
(that is 1.2 miles Off the Beaten Path + 0.3 miles on Blue Mesa Loop Trail)

To make a one-way trip, you will need to set up a shuttle previous to hiking. Or turn-around and retrace your steps for a 2.4 mile (3.9 km) round trip.

jasper logs supported by stone pedestals


Jasper Forest Hike (pdf 2866 kb)

2.5 miles (4 km) round trip

Martha's Butte solar spiral


Martha's Butte Hike

2 miles (3.2 km) round trip

Onyx Bridge


Onyx Bridge Hike (pdf 1539 kb)

4 miles (6.4 km) round trip

Fossil clam beds and badlands


Red Basin/Clam Beds Hike (pdf 2721 kb)

8.5 miles (13.7 km) round trip

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