Rampart Reservoir Trail

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Rampart Reservoir Trail is a 13.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Where the water is as blue as the Colorado sky! If you'd like a day at the lake in Central Colorado, this is the place to go. If you like to hike and/or to fish, this is the place to go. Rampart Reservoir rests on a granite plateau at 9000 ft of elevation, about 10 miles northwest of Colorado Springs and 4 miles east of Woodland Park. It is one of the favorite fishing, hiking, biking, and picnicking areas in the region. Reaching the trail around the reservoir from the Rainbow Gulch trailhead is the perfect way to add a beautiful stream-side trek and avoid the parking hassles at the dam end of the reservoir. The trail from the trailhead to the lake, around the lake, and back is approximately 16 miles long. You will not experience a significant elevation gain at any one point, but because the lake was formed where 12 different streams flowed into West Monument Creek, you will climb at least a dozen different ridges as you work your way around the lake.

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hiking
16 days ago

12 miles if you go all the way around this beautiful lake. Not crowded when we were there. Water was calm and great for kayak, paddle board, and fishing. $6 per car to get in.

hiking
16 days ago

Such a beautiful hike all around with lots of rest spots and scenic points.

hiking
22 days ago

27 days ago

Beautiful trail that goes all the way around the reservoir. Easy hike. Amazing view of pikes peak. There's awesome camping spots that are right by.

hiking
27 days ago

Very pretty! about 3.5 mile round trip if you turn around once you reach the reservoir.

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1 month ago

Fantastic easy walk with beautiful scenery and rushing water.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is fantastic. Not too steep but still challenging. Pay attention to the weather. There is no where to go for shelter if you get stuck half way out during a storm. I'm speaking from experience. Otherwise, it was really easy to follow and worth the drive down Rampart Road.

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1 month ago

beautiful trail around a gorgeous reservoir. you have an amazing view of pikes peak in the background. great camping near by. Tons of wildflowers.

hiking
1 month ago

Parked near the reservoir and hiked partway around. It's a beautiful hike, mostly level, with plenty of spots to rest down by the water.

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