Rampart Trails – Intermediate/Expert

Rampart Sign

This is the second in our series of posts that we will be doing to highlight the Rampart Range Riding Area. This trail system contains 109.2 miles of trails that can be enjoyed by everyone from beginners to expert level riders. Rampart Range is Located in the Pike-San Isabel National Forest about 35 miles southwest of Denver. The convenient location and number of trails available at Rampart makes it a destination for many riders. Because of this the trails are often busy so use caution to avoid collisions with other riders. We recommend that you plan your trip on off days to avoid the heavy weekend/holiday traffic. All trails in Rampart Range require a spark arrester and Colorado OHV so make sure you have these before you arrive. The altitude varies from 6,500ft to 8,500ft so jetting changes may be required.

As with all trails in Colorado, it is important that we ride the trails at Rampart Range responsibly. This means using caution to avoid injuring ourselves or others, ensuring that your equipment is spark arrested before arriving, and staying on designated trails. Failure to do so could lead to fines, legal trouble, and/or future trail closures. Please DO NOT ride on Rampart Range road (or any other road not designated for OHV use) without a valid license plate and insurance! YOU WILL RECEIVE A TICKET! This guide is a general overview of the trails available at Rampart Range. Please make sure you check the current MVUM for any trail closures or updates before riding. Follow all posted trail signs and do not ride trails that are above your current skill level. It is important to let someone know what your plans are and where you will be riding before you head out on the trail. We recommend that you always ride with a buddy in case of mechanical failure or injury.

This trail guide is designed for intermediate to expert level riders. We will post more guides for beginner and expert level riders very soon. This is the level that the trails begin to increase in length and fun.

Trail # 650 – Long Hollow (5.5 miles)

650_LongHollow

Trail # 657 – Gramps (1.1 Miles)

Begins at Rampart Range Road approximately 2.25 miles south of Flat Rocks Campground. The trail leads 2.7 miles southwest to Cabin Ridge Trail (675). Considered to be an intermediate level trail, which gets a moderate amount of use.

657_Gramps

Trail # 662 – Middle Garber (3.3 Miles)

New trail opened in 2009. A short connector which runs between Garber (686) and Overlook (682).

662_MiddleGerber

Trail # 673 – Bar (3.4 Miles)

A moderately difficult trail open to both ATV and motorcycle traffic. Begins near Flat Rocks campground and ends up at the Sprucewood Inn where you can pick up a meal and something to drink. It is the most popular and most heavily used motorized trail in the Rampart Range Area.

673_Bar

673_Bar_2

Trail # 674 – Flatrock (4.1 Miles)

This trail is a heavily used trail of intermediate difficulty connecting 2 other heavily used trails.

674_FlatRock

674_FlatRock_2

Trail # 679 – Dutch Fred (2.4 miles)

Nicely flowing trail that starts near the Dutch Fred campground and ends at Jackson Creek Rd.

679_DutchFred

Trail # 682 – Overlook (2.9 Miles)

Leads southeast from Flat Rocks Campground to Rim Road. The terrain is rated intermediate and it connects with Trails 681, 683 and 685.

682_Overlook

Trail # 686 – Garber (5.2 Miles)

Extended in 2009 to be a total of 5.2 miles, up from it’s original length of 2.6 miles.

686_Garber

686_Garber_2

Trail # 688 – Beaver (1.2 Miles)

Connects between 686 and Rampart Range Road.

688_Beaver

Trail # 787 – Power Bar (8.1 Miles)

New trail opened in 2009 which connects from the big parking lot near Highway 67 and Rampart Range Road to the Bar trail (673). There is also a connection to Power line (690)where it intersects with Beaver (688). Follows the contours of the hillside so lots of turns and twists. Expect to take a while to get all the way through this one since there are few straight sections.

787_PowerBar

787_PowerBar_2

Trail # 788 – South Garber (2.6 miles)

New trail opened in 2009 which connects from Arrowhead Trail (646) to Jackson Creek Road (507). Also intersects with Tomahawk (685).

788_SouthGarber

788_SouthGarber_2

Check Back very soon for the Expert level Trail Guide.

Full MVUM map and inset for Rampart Range

South Platte East GEO PDF

Inset

rampart_inset

Elite Motorsports is a full stocking KTM and Husqvarna. If you need parts or accessories for your motorcycle feel free to call us or check out our full service website.

Elite Motorsports

1400 E. Eisenhower Blvd.

Loveland, CO 80537

970-461-1022

http://www.elitektm.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s