Mount Herman and Rampart Range Road is a 36 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Colorado Springs, CO and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible from March until November.
off road driving
I'd say it's easy this time of year. Only the main road was open. Perhaps there are more challenging areas elsewhere with the opening of many of the closed areas in preparation for Winter. There was one pretty difficult area to navigate about the 1/2 point that appears as if someone created their own trail that's about 300' long that was pretty sketchy. I'd recommend having a guide and a somewhat modified vehicle if you attempt it. Many scenic areas and the Reservoir hike was an added bonus.
Great trails Easy-Hard so many options!
The National Forest part was closed bit a good loop and great views
Great trail ton of beautiful views
My wife and I drove this trail on Memorial Day weekend! I have done this twice now. Once in the dead of winter and now during the spring. This trails has a lot to offer for 4WD adventurers, it has many side trails to explore. Plus, if you take it to the end, the trail ends right in the middle of Garden of the Gods park.
Nice and smooth many trails to take to get away from folks and get to monument rock.
Fun trails for off roading
Great Snow Run...
This is a great way to access Rampart Range Road and the associated trails from Northern Colorado Springs and Monument. The road is a little rocky so airing your tires down will make the drive more pleasant. There are many trails along Rampart Range for every activity and skill level.
This review references both the drive through Rampart Range Road, and also, Devil's Head trail (up to the last operating fire tower in Colorado), located just off of Rampart Range. The actual hike from the trail head is about 1.4 miles up. The hike is slightly steep (especially for those altitude-adjusting east coasters I've taken up with me). Despite the incline, the hike is fairly easy, with a well marked trail and plenty of benches and rock formations to rest should you (or the kiddos) need. It's also a good solo hike in terms of safety, if you happen to be a 20 something female who wants to be alone but safe. I've always run into fellow hikers and their families/friends. The fire tower itself is quite awesome. The employee who mans the tower has an adorable cabin at the top with an outside clothesline to hang his hand-washed clothing. (Yes. For some reason I found this amusing enough to include in my review).
The actual road in (Rampart Range) can be accessed in Sedalia and will take you (if you follow it all the way) to HWY 285 near Woodland Park/Bailey area. I was driving my boyfriends big old truck one time when I panicked at a narrow steep dirt hill. Threw the E brake on and let him finish the drive that day. Beautiful drive though! Part of it is accompanied by a stream (toward the 285 end) and awesome rock formations that make those who have never even rock-climbed wish to. The beginning of the road (from Sedalia) twists and turns quite a bit, but if you're careful and slow, you'll be fine. Definitely a trip worth taking, whether you're looking to find the trail head, or ride your dirt bike on the OHV trails, or simply drive your vehicle for the scenic benefits.