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

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Devil's Playground

Three permits are available each week 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 0 Devils Playground permits available as of May 23, 2015. We will be offering three permits each week on a first-come, first serve basis.

 
billings gap overlook

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Billings Gap Overlook Hike (pdf 1303 kb)

3 miles (4.8 km) round trip

 
blue-forest-trail-badlands

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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

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Jasper Forest Hike (pdf 2866 kb)

2.5 miles (4 km) round trip

 
Martha's Butte solar spiral

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Martha's Butte Hike

2 miles (3.2 km) round trip

 
Onyx Bridge

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Onyx Bridge Hike (pdf 1539 kb)

4 miles (6.4 km) round trip

 
Fossil clam beds and badlands

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Red Basin/Clam Beds Hike (pdf 2721 kb)

8.5 miles (13.7 km) round trip

 
First Forest Point West Jasper

First Forest Point Hike

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First Forest Point Hike
(pdf 2947 kb)

2.1 miles (3.4 km) round trip

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