Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:

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

Quick Facts

BPW Nature Trail

Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Length, Round Trip: .4 Miles (0.67 Kilometers) .6 K
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Early Fall
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Status: Not Accepted
Trail Number: 712
Usage: Heavy in Summer




Satellite and Topo Map




General Description

BPW Nature Trail (#712) is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area. Building the trail was a project of the Business and Professional Women and is an interpretive trail designed for wheelchairs with signing in Braille. Provided is a vault toilet and drinking water.

There is a $4 day-use fee at Rampart Reservoir. The trail meanders through a sunny hillside, giant granite boulders surrounded by aspens, a creek, and a cool, wet fir and spruce forest. Information signs are printed in Braille, as well as English.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: This trail is only accessible to wheelchairs during summer months. AT PRESENT, TRAIL IS ROUGH, THE BRIDGE BROKEN AND TRAIL NEEDS WORK.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Drive 18 miles west on Hwy 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right on Baldwin Avenue (immediately before the McDonalds) and drive 3 miles to Forrest Road 300. Turn right on 300 and travel 5 miles to FDR 306. The trail is 2.5 miles from this point.

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.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: April through November (NOTE: Provided is a vault toilet and drinking water.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Parking Call for Current Fee



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

No trip reports filed to date. Please be the first one to do so!



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Bird Identification BPW Nature Trail
Yes
ICON Plant Identification BPW Nature Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification BPW Nature Trail
Yes
ICON General Information BPW Nature Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs BPW Nature Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Boatmans Family Picnic Ground - Boatman's Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Meadow Ridge Campground - Meadow Ridge Campground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Promontory Family Picnic Ground - Promontory Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Thunder Ridge Campground - Thunder Ridge Campground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pikes Peak Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 601 South Weber Street , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 719-636-1602, Fax: 719-477-8273

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2019 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.