Rampart Range Trail Loop

MODERATE 31 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1548 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Busy with motocross traffic on the weekends, these trails are great for mountain bikes Monday through Thursday. 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. This loop can be accessed from Rampart Range Road or from Jackson Creek Road. There are a lot of trail intersections, but the route is fairly easy to follow. 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.

off road driving
25 days ago

Had a great time as a novice 4-wheeler. You have to be careful of the ATV's that go very quickly on the one-lane roads, but as long as everyone is paying attention, it's fun. Some of the side roads are challenging for a stock SUV, but the biggest challenge is vehicles coming the other way around sharp bends. The ATV'ers and bikers are vigilant, not so much the SUV'ers. The latter is the most problematic due to the width. Those who know the rules (downhill has the right of way) are cool. Almost everyone we met either way was courteous and friendly. Great way to spend a day getting lost in the forest!

off road driving
1 month ago

Rampart Range is primarily used for dirt bike and atv riding. If you visit Rampart with any other intentions you will likely be disappointed. My family loves this place as it offers over a hundred miles of trails that vary in difficulty. The views are mostly through wooded trees unless you know where to go.

I would strongly encourage those who write the details on these pages to completely change the description of Rampart Range so that people have a better idea of what to expect. A brilliant time on a dirt motorcycle and a disappointment for any other use. Which is a huge thumbs up from me!!

2 months ago

.........oh, and the same goes for mountain bikers as well. It’s all single track in heavy trees. The mountain bikers will have to hop off the trail every time because it’s upon them to stay out of motorcycles way.....every time.

2 months ago

This trail system is for motorcycles and 50” ATV’s ONLY!! The trail use description in this app IS ENTIRELY WRONG. There is a road for 4x4.....but no 4x4 TRAILS.
Hike at your own risk....there are no vistas, just trees. And you just might get run over by a motorcycle....:or your poor dog if you choose to bring pets along to get freaked out by the noise.
I ride motorcycles there every weekend....and a day or two during the week. If you are dumb enough to hike there.....I will be sure to give the throttle a couple extra twists when I come screaming upon you and blast by you as closely as I can...every time!

2 months ago

prob be great for mountain biking but pretty boring without much views for hiking. Not much incline

3 months ago

walking this trail makes me want to say screw it all and go live out in a wood cabin.

4 months ago

awesome dirtbike/hike trail with mountain views se pic on my instagram the_book_of_jeff

off road driving
8 months ago

the loop provided on the site is not for offroad driving, its for a dirtbike. tried to do the loop as described and was on smooth rampart range rd the whole time. where you are supposed to turn to make the loop you must be in something much smaller. i've offroaded here years ago but couldn't seem to find anything you could drive a truck on? not sure if i was in the wrong section or rampart is exclusively UTV and skinnier now? either way saw some fall colors and completely backtracked to long hollow/rule ridge/manchester creek. a video of those 3 trails can be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgNU-mPjZPA

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

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
10 months ago

A good easy to moderate trail. Had a blast with some great lookout points along the way.

off road driving
10 months ago

A very good trail to get a feel for your vehicle if you're learning like I was.

off road driving
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Not for UTV over 50".

off road driving
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

sux for offroad driving, waste of time. good for ATVs

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice and long. Hurt the feet and was great!

scenic driving
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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.

off road driving
Thursday, January 31, 2013

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.

off road driving
Friday, July 06, 2012

Excellent single track

off road driving
Monday, April 09, 2012

Fun if you drive a car.....

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