Balanced Rock Road

EASY 12 reviews
#88 of 144 trails in

Balanced Rock Road is a 15.2 mile out and back trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2296 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

off road driving

off road driving
13 days ago

this is a fun trail that goes downhill almost the whole time that anyone can do 90% of. be aware this is an out-and-back so make sure anything you go down you'll be able to go up. right near the end there are a few wedges and mogul/hole combos that'll get many vehicles to max flex. the main one is a set of 3 or 4 that i lifted a tire on each one. i just stayed in the gas and basically bumped 3 in a row traction/loss of/traction/loss of/etc. the trail ends at a lake in a valley but there are many cool campsites along the way. if you'd like to see a video of the run (starting from the lake and going back up for fun-sake) i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1XVSIiGHFs&t=5s

07 ranger manual
bilsteins
13psi
33"
no lift
no locker
no sway bar

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
1 month ago

Did this in a stock 2011 Rav4 awd no issues. It was a little concerning that coming back is more difficult than going in. good trail and lightly trafficked.

hiking
5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

Beautiful drive. Nothing difficult for a Rubicon . Too bad people leave cans, bottles, targets, shotgun shells and trash all over. Have fun and respect the beauty.

off road driving
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Fun trail. Gets really difficult at the very end. Had to turn around. Overall my Jeep Liberty Limited drove pretty smooth. Good trail for beginners like myself.

off road driving
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fun trail and not too treacherous until the end after the switchback. The ruts towards the end gave my lifted Xterra a good time. Highly recommended for those with good ground clearance and 4x4.

off road driving
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Fun trail. Not very challenging until near the end. Close to the start you will see a trail going to the right down a steep hill. It's a fun hill to climb, but again not very challenging. When you are getting closer to the end you will come to a tight switchback, then not much further before a spot with some big holes that will really test your flex. A front locker would be helpful here, but my 100% stock jeep XJ came back up it no sweat, but I did have the sway bars disconnected giving me more flex. If you don't want to try the big holes, the switchback may be your best turn-around spot, it's tighter after that all the way to the holes.

The camp sites at the bottom are neat, but the very end is thick underbrush and someone has put caution tape blocking the last way I could see to go.

off road driving
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Fun trail. Not very challenging until near the end. Close to the start you will see a trail going to the right down a steep hill. It's a fun hill to climb, but again not very challenging. When you are getting closer to the end you will come to a tight switchback, then not much further before a spot with some big holes that will really test your flex. A front locker would be helpful here, but my 100% stock XJ came back up it no sweat, but I did have the sway bars disconnected giving me more flex. If you don't want to try the big holes, the switchback may be your best turn-around spot, it's tighter after that all the way to the holes.

The camp sites at the bottom are neat, but the very end is thick underbrush and someone has put caution tape blocking the last way I could see to go.

off road driving
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Gets very flexible and difficult near the end. Great trail. Jeep loved it

off road driving
Friday, June 24, 2016

off road driving
Monday, October 14, 2013

I gave this trail a 4 because it was very fun. This was the first true 4x4 trail ive been down in my new Liberty. I had no issues but at times was a little worried about my chrome running boards. This trail was rated easy in the book but i can promise you since the hard rains it has caused some serious washouts and ruts making it a bit challenging in spots for stock vehicles. I had noticed that the trail had been worked on in spots also. The trail was very narrow in spots. I would never try this trail with a 2wd vehicle if you do you will find yourself in a hard place quick. Stock vehicles should stay away from this trail if it is raining heavily.

off road driving
Thursday, July 12, 2012

This is a pretty fun trail that ends near a small reservoir. Great family outing, especially if you plan on fishing. Mostly an easy trail, but a few rocky rutted sections could be challenging for stock SUVs.