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)
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.
Trail # 662 – Middle Garber (3.3 Miles)
New trail opened in 2009. A short connector which runs between Garber (686) and Overlook (682).
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.
Trail # 674 – Flatrock (4.1 Miles)
This trail is a heavily used trail of intermediate difficulty connecting 2 other heavily used trails.
Trail # 679 – Dutch Fred (2.4 miles)
Nicely flowing trail that starts near the Dutch Fred campground and ends at Jackson Creek Rd.
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.
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.
Trail # 688 – Beaver (1.2 Miles)
Connects between 686 and Rampart Range Road.
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.
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).
Check Back very soon for the Expert level Trail Guide.
Full MVUM map and inset for Rampart Range
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