I took a wonderful trip to the Devil’s Garden on the Hole in the Rock Road off Highway 12. I love to take guests to the Garden because it’s unbelievable but very easy to get to. It has multiple picnic tables and can be driven to with no hiking. The Hole in the Rock Road is about 20 miles south of Boulder and is a dirt road pull off. The Hole in the Rock landmark is much further down this road. The Devil’s Garden, a maze of water worn rock, is something the whole family will love.
The Hole in the Rock Road is usually well kept but can have some water damage right after a big storm. The turn off for Devil’s Garden is just about exactly 12 miles from Highway 12 on the right, and there is a sign. At the turn off one need only drive about a mile to the picnic sites and walk another 50-100 feet to the Garden itself.
Five of us had lunch and then wondered through the maze, sometimes losing each other as we explored secret passages, obscured tunnels, arches, and all of the amazing formations of this beautiful place. A quick 5 hour trip from beautiful Boulder, Utah, though it could be done in a bit less if you wanted to fit more things in, as I would do if I was pressed for time.
Although Devil’s Garden is worth a trip all on its own, there are far more things to see on the Hole in the Rock Road including the Slot Canyons: Peek-a-boo & Spooky. They are, however, not for the feint of heart, as they sometimes narrow very menacingly, and can give those with claustrophobia a good scare.