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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Rampart Reservoir Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,160 Feet (2855.4 Meters) Parking Area
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain, Round Trip: 120 Feet (37.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,160 Feet (2855.4 Meters) Parking area
Length, Round Trip: 11.6 Miles (19.33 Kilometers) 18.7 km
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Late Spring to Summer
Trail Number: 700
Usage: Heavy
USGS Map: Quad Map: Cascade




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General Description

Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area provides access to a variety of activities for all skill levels
Copyright: Amy Pyle - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area provides access to a variety of activities for all skill levels
Rampart Reservoir Trail #700 is open to foot, horse and mountain bike traffic. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This easy trail follows the Reservoir`s shoreline providing opportunities for fishing access, picnicking and enjoying the beauty of the area. If you are looking for a scenic drive prior to your hike, the Rampart Range Road offers scenic vistas of Colorado Springs and many canyons.

Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer. Snow may be encountered Fall through Spring. Camping is permitted only at the campgrounds, Meadow Ridge and Thunder Ridge. Drinking water is available at Promontory Picnic Area during the summer.


Profile:
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Directions from Woodland Park: Take the Rampart Range Road north from Woodland Park (turn off Highway 24 at Baldwin Road immediately east of McDonalds). This road will take you past the Woodland Parkschools and a portion of Woodland Park`s residential area. Follow the signs to Rampart Reservoir.

Directions from Colorado Springs: If you are looking for a scenic drive prior to your hike, the Rampart Range Road offers scenicvistas of Colorado Springs and many canyons. Take the Manitou Springs exit as if going to Garden of the Gods. After going past "Balanced Rock" a sign on the left will indicate the Rampart Range Road. This route should be chosen only if you have an extra hour of driving time. During the winter, Forest Service Road 306 to Rampart Reservoir is closedwith a gate.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: May through October . Normal Winter Season: December through March (NOTE: Conditions may vary depending on snowpack.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Time of Day: 10:30
Length of Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Ride Clockwise. Lots of ups and downs.
Conditions: The "beginner" classification is a little low. There are some very tricky spots on this trail.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Rampart Reservoir
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 650 , Cripple Creek, CO, 80813, Phone: 800-526-8777

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