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Baker Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Baker Trail is accessed via Dodgeton or Indian Creek Trails, making a loop trip possible.
Bar Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Bar Trail is 4 miles long with an intermediate level of difficulty. It is the most popular and most heavily used motorized trail in the Rampart Range Area.
Bear Creek Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Bear Creek Motorized Trail forms a 7 mile loop from its intersection with Russell Gulch Motorized Trail. It connects with the Colorado Trail in the northern section of the loop so riders should use extra caution.
Birdseye Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a difficult ride through Leadville's historic mining district and some beautiful views if you chance to look around. The route down is steep and rocky with a bog you won't forget.
Buckeye Gulch Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a short four-wheel drive road that can be hiked or biked as well. The road ends at Buckeye Trail which leads to Buckeye Lake.
Cabin Ridge Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Cabin Ridge Trail is 4 miles long one way and rated easy by the Forest Service. It is heavily used by hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.
Chalk Mountain Unimproved Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Chalk Mountain Road leads users through old growth spruce/fir forest and alpine meadows.
Clear Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Clear Creek Road is passable by most two-wheel drive vehicles. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this road including hiking, fishing, viewing scenery, touring historic sites, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.
Clohesy's Lake Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This road is a fork from Clear Creek Road that leads to Clohesy's Lake with hiker access to Pear Lake. Clohesy's Lake Road is recommended for high clearance vehicles only as it is extremely rough.
Crystal Creek Road South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Crystal Creek Road is located west of the West Creek area. A series of motorized trails are designated in this region for ATVs and motorcycles.
Cuchara Recreation Area San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Cuchara Recreation Area gives outdoor enthusiasts a myriad of choices: picnicking, hiking and walking, hunting and lake fishing as well as a four-wheel drive road and trail suitable for ATVs and dirt bikes.
Davenport Loop Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Davenport Loop provides an excellent day trip opportunity for trail bike users or hikers. The loop is composed of segments of four National Forest trails identified as the Squirrel Creek Access Trail.
Devil Slide Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Devil Slide Trail leads 6.4 miles south from trail 675 to trail 677. The trail is rated for intermediate to expert ability levels and sees moderate use.
Dodgeton Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail starts at Spring Creek Trailhead, where there is parking, a new toilet and picnicking facilities. It is designated as a multiple use trail.
Echo Canyon Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a short but steep trail. Excellent opportunities for viewing high alpine scenery and wildlife.
Flat Rock Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Flat Rock Motorized Trail, # 674, leads 4.1 miles between Cabin Ridge Trail and Bar Trail. It is rated at an intermediate ability level and gets heavy use.
Flume Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This road near Twin Lakes provides access to the backcountry for various uses. Because it is not within a wilderness area boundary, motorized vehicles may be operated on Flume Creek Road to the gate closure.
Foresters Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Foresters Trail, #701, is open to foot, bike and motorized traffic. Located in the beautiful Cheyenne Canyon, this trail leads to or begins in the Frosty Park area.
Gramp's Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Gramp's Trail, #657, leads 2.7 miles southwest from Rampart Range Road to Trail 675. The trailhead for this intermediate connector lies 5.75 miles south of Highway 67 on Rampart Range Road.
Hackett Gulch Loop South Park Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Hackett Gulch area encompasses the beautiful canyon along the South Platte River. Fishing, camping and motorized recreation are popular pastimes along this stretch of the river.
Hagerman Pass Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Visitors traveling the entire Hagerman Pass Road from Turquoise Lake Road (Forest Road 105) to Fryingpan Lakes Road (State Highway 4) drive 22.5 miles.
Halfmoon Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Halfmoon Road begins on Fish Hatchery Road (#300) and continue to the Champion Mine. The first 7 miles are accessible to 2 WD vehicles.
Indian Creek Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The trail starts at the north end of Bear Lake; connects with Baker and Dodgeton Trails, goes over Raspberry Mountain and ends at Indian Creek Road (County Road 421).
Jones Park Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Jones Park Trail, also known as "Cap'n Jacks", is a locals favorite. It extends 6 miles from Forest Road 380 to a dead end at 10,100'.
Lakes of the Clouds Trail San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
There is no designated parking at the trailhead but there is ample parking along the road. You follow the Rainbow Trail for 2 miles of gentle walking to the marked trailhead for Lake of the Clouds.
Lily Ponds Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a nice stroll, great for morning or evening wildlife viewing and birding or fishing.
Long Hollow Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Long Hollow Trail, #649, leads 5.5 miles south from Noodle Trail, #677. The route has an intermediate rating and receives little use. It may be made into a loop ride in connection with Trout Creek Trail, #649.
Lost Canyon Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The road winds through lodgepole stands and passes an abandoned placer mining operation on Lost Canyon Creek. It gets rough and rocky beyond a few miles, we recommend the use of a high clearance 4 WD vehicle.
McNassar Gulch Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
McNassar Gulch Road (Forest Road 394) begins on South Fork Lake Creek Road 3.3 miles southwest of Highway 82. It ends after 1.5 miles at a gate to a private road.
Mount Rosa Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This trail is a short but difficult climb to the summit of Mount Rosa. Please respect other users which may include hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and ATV riders.
Noodle Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Noodle Trail, #677, is the longest trail in the Rampart Range Motorized Trail System. Consequently, it also has the most varied terrain. The trail leads 12.3 miles from Highway 67 southwest to Rampart Range Road.
North Fork Clear Creek Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The ride is a gradual, bumpy climb into an open alpine valley with meadows, willows, wildlife and wildflower viewing.
Overlook Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Overlook Trail, #682, leads 2.8 miles southeast from Flat Rocks Campground to Rim Road. The terrain is rated intermediate and it connects with Trails 681, 683 and 685.
Peekaboo Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Peekaboo Gulch (Forest Road 393) is a 2.3 mile extension from the South Fork Lake Creek Road (Forest Road 391).
Penrose Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Penrose Trail #665 is open to motorcycle, mountain bike, and foot traffic. The trail leads from Forest Road 370 to Forest Road 380.
Pipeline Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Pipeline Trail (668) leads 3 miles from Forest Developed Road 667 to trail 701, Foresters Trail. The trail is open to foot, bike, horse, ATV and motorcycle traffic.
Power Line Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Power Line Trail, #690, follows power lines that run parallel to Rampart Range Road. The trail leads north-south for 7.7 miles from Highway 67 to Cabin Ridge Picnic Ground.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: Bear Creek to US Hwy. 285 (Mears Junction) Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the trail leads 12.3 miles north from Bear Creek to Mears Junction. The trail is open to foot, horse and motorcycle traffic.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: Big Cottonwood Creek to Stout Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail extends 13.5 miles from Big Cottonwood Creek to Stout Creek south of Salida. It offers excellent views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: North Brush Creek to Big Cottonwood Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail leads 12 miles north from North Brush Creek to Big Cottonwood Creek. This part of the Rainbow Trail may be used by hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and motorcycle riders.
Rainbow Trail #1336 Segment: Stout Creek to Bear Creek Salida Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This segment of the Rainbow Trail extends 12.2 miles north from Stout Creek to Bear Creek. Most of this segment follows the eastern border of the Sangre de Christo Wilderness.
Russell Gulch Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The Russell Gulch Trail, #693, leads north 6.5 miles from Sprucewood. It passes over Bear Mountain and through Russell Gulch to County Road 97 and the Platte River.
Sayers Gulch Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Sayres Gulch (Forest Road 382) is 2.1 miles in length and begins at South Fork Lake Creek Road (Forest Road 391) 2.7 miles southwest of Highway 82.
Scotty's Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Scotty's Trail, #681, leads 6.8 miles south from Forest Road 507 to Devils Head Road. This trail serves as a connecting route from northern trails in the system to southern trails in the system.
Signal Butte Trail Pikes Peak Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Signal Butte Trail, #717, is a multi-use trail and connects several other trails. This beautiful 54.5 mile multi-use trail is located in the "Creeks" area north of Divide.
South Fork Clear Creek Four-Wheel Drive Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
The South Fork of Clear Creek Road begins at Winfield and ends at the road closure just south of the Banker Mine. The road is extremely rough and recommended for high clearance vehicles only.
South Fork Lake Creek Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
South Fork Lake Creek (Forest Road 391) begins at Highway 82 about 8 miles west of Twin Lakes Village and ends at the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness boundary.
South Halfmoon Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
South Halfmoon Road is recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers only. It is very rough with a few stream crossings.
St. Kevin Road Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
St. Kevin Road can be used for many recreation opportunities. Four-wheel drivers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers and ATV riders can enjoy it during the summer months. Snowmobilers enjoy it during the winter.
Tomahawk Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Tomahawk Trail is located on the northern end of the Rampart Range Motorized Trail System. It leads 3.2 miles north from Forest Road 507 to Trail #686.
Trinchera Peak Trailhead San Carlos Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Access to Trinchera Peak Trailhead is located above Cuchara on the left side of Blue Lake, which is part of the Cuchara Recreation Area. There is some parking for 2 WD vehicles at the trailhead.
Trout Creek Motorized Trail South Platte Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
Trout Creek Trail, #649, leads in a 6.2 mile westward loop from Rampart Range Road. The trail passes through Trout Creek, which provides excellent fishing opportunities, but may be impassable in spring.
Willis Gulch Trail Leadville Ranger District,
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. The end destination is Willis Lake and a mine just beyond the lake .
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