Rampart Range Trail Loop is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
off road driving
Busy with motocross traffic on the weekends, these trails are great for mountain bikes M-Th. The Rampart Range trail system is a huge network of multi-use trails just West of Sadalia, CO. On the weekends these trails a full of motocross riders, but on the weekdays they make for some excellent mountain biking trails. I do not recommend riding this trail on a mountain bike on the weekend due to high motocross traffic. I rode on a Tuesday morning and only encountered one rider up near Rampart Range Rd. Otherwise the trails were empty. This trail is one of many possible loops. I chose this route because it looked pretty rideable (not too much climbing) and was a reasonable distance. For more ambitious riders, there are over 100 miles of trail in the system (see PDF map under "Other Resources"). This loop can be accessed from Rampart Range Rd. or from Jackson Creek Rd (I did the latter). Any mapping program will get you there easily. Follow the directions outlined in the POIs bellow. There are a lot of trail intersections, but the route is fairly easy to follow, especially if done with GPS. The important trail numbers are 788, 682, 690, & 681. There are sections of the trail that have no cell phone coverage, so you will need offline access. There is not much technical difficulty to this loop, more just gravely cross country style trails. The gravel can be problematic when climbing at times, but it won't slow you down too much. Overall a great workout, beautiful forested scenery, and wide open trails. Max Alt: 8413 ft. Min Alt: 7651 ft.
Lots of trees but not much of a view. Perfect for ATVs but repetitive for hiking. Not too much of an incline with loose gravel
Nice and long. Hurt the feet and was great!
A well maintained gravel road that ends in the Garden of the Gods. It comes down the Front Range pretty much the entire distance. Very busy on the north end; many ATV trails.
Rampart is a very fun trail with lots of trails that branch off in the area. We have been pretty lucky when we have gone not to be swarmed with a mass amount of people. This area is known for the off roading of ATVs and can get very busy. Our first adventure to this area took us near Jackson creek where we found an amazing camping spot. This was our very first off road trip together and it was very exciting. We went in late may so that helped with avoiding the people as well. Rampart was very groomed and only bumpy due to campers and trailer being hauled on that trail. But it got a little rougher when we ventured onto other off roads in the area. Our second adventure there took us to Daken mountain.
Excellent single track
Fun if you drive a car.....