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Rampart Reservoir

Average Rating:    (3.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

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Latitude
38.9807627650163
Longitude
-104.98809814453125
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Colorado Springs
   


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Review Date
September 16, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RckyMtnRider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Tried to get up to the rez today. Forest Service has it shut down for reclamation due to the Waldo Canyon fire.

Spent the afternoon riding around on the forest roads. All in all had a fun ride but a little disappointed I didn't get to ride the reservoir.



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Review Date
April 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Roscoe ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail hasn't been reviewed in a long time, so I thought I'd give an update. It is still in very good shape, with a bit of trail improvements completed here and there. I have been riding this on my single speed lately, and it is an absolute blast. The few small hills make it very doable on the SS and the rolling singletrack really puts the SS in its element. The steep hill on the north side of the reservoir can be completed very easily and allows the rider to stand since the terrain on that hill is pretty tacky compared to the rest of the trail - more like the south side. If you have been blasting Rampart Reservoir on your geared bike for years now, give it a try on a SS and you'll think it's a whole new trail.

Recommended Route:
I continue to ride it clockwise - it just seems to flow better in that direction.



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Review Date
October 8, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: pitt44904 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Maybe not as hardcore as some people like, but, for me, pretty fun. It's a pretty long loop, made psychologically more so every time you ride in and out of the many inlets on the north (?) side of the lake, and you see the dam at what appears to be the same distance for like an hour. For reference sake, I'm a flatlander from Ohio, so there is one climb on the north side that I consider significant, though not hard. After that climb, there's a short descent that winds through the woods, over lots of roots, and reminds me of my favorite trails back home. It's a blast, but so short I always have to ride back up and do it again. Another section that feels similar to me and is really fun is the last mile (?) or so before you get back to the creek. Mostly downhill, over lots of roots. I rip through there. I love that section. All around, there are a few sections that are pretty hairy, but aside from those, Rampart is fairly easy, and really fun.

Recommended Route:
CLOCKWISE.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palmer Park, Ute Valley Park



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Review Date
September 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mountains80918 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
9/4/06-
This trail has an intermediate level of difficulty. Expect to walk your bike in some tight areas between boulders and other washed out places. This trail is a bit long compared to others I've ridden in the 8 mile range of length.
The views are amazing. I would recommend taking some extra time to enjoy a lunch or break of some type next to the water.

Recommended Route:
I read that bikers should travel clockwise and I followed this rule despite the fact that a few others didn't. I can understand why some bikers would get upset. Since this trail is singletrack with the many areas bordering boulders and steep slopes ending in the resevior, I would recommend that everyone follows this rule.



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Review Date
June 18, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ridenkd ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great beginner trail as long as the beginner is in decent shape. I took a novice buddy of mine on it and he had the look of death on his face. 15 miles for a newbie is a bit much.

unless you're into downhills, it has good stuff. If going clockwise, the first half up to the dam is the harder part. it's more technical, occasionally encoutering sections that require walking or some supernatural talent. The half after the dam is a breeze & is considered by some as boring. But it is very scenic. Overall, ok ride. No climbs of any mention...or any downhills either



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