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Rampart Range Reservoir

Average Rating:    (4.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

Fun, rolling, a few short technical sections. Beautiful views of Pikes Peak and the lake. A "must do" Colorado ride!
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Latitude
38.98022899416542
Longitude
-104.98878479003906
Trail Directions
Turn at just east of the McDonalds and follow signs to the reservoir. You can park at Rainbow trailhead (avoid entry fee) or go into park (hey, maybe they use some of the fee for trail maintenance!?). Anyway, its about 25 minutes from Woodland Park.
Trail Length
12 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Woodland Park
   


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Review Date
November 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rob ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The views are amazing from anywhere along the trail. The trail itself was a lot of fun. There are several places where the terrain requires walking and there are lots of fallen trees (~15 fallen trees) covering the trail. Probably half the trail is some variety of granite scree so getting up steeper climbs is difficult at best (maybe if you had real knobby tires and enough momentum you'd be able to make the climbs without having to walk). Some trees can be ridden over, other's require you to carry your bike over them.

The park service has closed Rampart Range Road due to the fires we had last summer. So, your best bet is to drive in from Woodland Park and park at the closed road gate/sign. From there, you can bike in to the trail; it's less than a a mile down the road. Since the road is closed, you probably won't see another person so make sure you have plenty of food and water (it's a long ride - 17.5 miles).



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Review Date
June 14, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: T Nitty ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Very enjoyable for a non-technical rider. Had to hike the bike through some boulder areas, but it was worth it. Also, watch out for the loose gravel near the boulders. Took lots of photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/uberall/sets/72157600356716833/

If you're in the Pikes Peak area, this is a must ride!

Recommended Route:
Consensus seems to clockwise. This route also rewards you at the end with some fast fun single track through the trees.



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Review Date
July 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bryanKU ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Beautiful scenery, Fun trail. Not too technical except for one or two places that just looked impossible. Was out visiting my family in Colorado and found this trail about 10 miles from their house. I'm used to dirt in Kansas and a lot more rocks and roots, but this was a nice change. Certainly beats the scenery in KS.

Recommended Route:
CLOCKWISE!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I hear monarch crest is nice but I didn't get a chance to get down there.. will go next time



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Review Date
October 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: fletchfighters ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Cool trail. If you like the Buffalo Creek area then the pea sized granite will not bother you one bit. Not the ups and downs of chutes and ladders (fruita) but remindes me of that. Can be technical in spots but was more carefull riding it for first time, can be doen in spots and in others, yeah right. Banged my climbing bars on rocks a few times. Great views and what a suprise low water levels!!

Recommended Route:
see everbody elses directions, will take you right there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
first time doing springs area trails



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Review Date
January 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Zack Shel , from woodland park Co.

Summary:
honestly i didn't like it, it felt like i was at the same spot the whole time and i like riding on dirt better but the worst part was when i was on one of the down hill parts about 5 miles in and my derailer cable broke so i was stuck in a hade gear the wole way home but onther than that i prefure dirt

Recommended Route:
make shure you go clockwise



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