Schubarth 4x4 Road

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Schubarth 4x4 Road is a 19.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, 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.

DISTANCE
19.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2260 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Fun play area with views of Pikes Peak and Air Force Academy. Popular area close to Woodland Park and an easy drive from Colorado Springs. Trail is loop with network of legal side roads to explore. Narrow, twisty and fun. Lunch at fantastic overlook above Air Force Academy or dramatic rock outcrop. Great area for a weekend campout with lots of dispersed camping once inside forest boundary. Ride your unlicensed vehicle from your campsite inside forest boundary. First 2.5 miles crosses sensitive private land and USAF property. Pass through quietly and courteously to avoid conflicts with property owners. Located in Pike National Forest. For current conditions call Pikes Peak Ranger District (719) 636-1602 Roads undulate with banked turns and narrow spots. Marked side roads are steep in places with occasional rocky challenges.

off road driving
5 days ago

The snow is starting to melt up there, and creating some some mud holes. The first half of the trail was pretty easy, but tight - 307. The second half, (optional) on 311A is much steeper and higher clearance is required. As Josh stated below, take it slow. At the bottom of 311A, we found the gem that Josh refers too and I wasn’t taking any chances on that crossing and came back up. This is a unique trail in that there are lots of cool boulders and tight spaces, with some off-camber driving, but does not have a ton of great views as some of the other trails have. If you are looking for a little more of a challenge than some of the easier trails, this is a great run. NOTE: We did this trail in a raised Jeep Rubcon Recon 4-Door and didn’t have to do any backing. For those that may do this with full size trucks, backing may be required to get through certain areas.

off road driving
19 days ago

What a fun trail. The wife and I attempted to loop yesterday. Either way you go you will have to turn around. Frozen section that is too sketchy to cross. But in that frozen section is a gem to see. Someone attempted it and did not fair too well. The trail was quite fun and with snow and ice in certain areas it made for fun and challenging! Def need some clearance for certain spots but overall take it slow and you should be good

off road driving
26 days ago

This trail was awesome! And I like the intermediate rating over all. Definitely recommend with at least a good clearance 4x4 capable car if you’re doing the whole loop.
We went around the look in a counter clockwise fashion at the end of January and there was a good amount of the trail that was packed snow. (More than 90%). So given our conditions, I would say 80% of the trail is easy peasy. Doable with 2x4. Another 15% of the trail was no big deal with any 4x4 with at least SUV clearance.
The last 5% consists of three specific short sections that were quite technical in our stock Nissan Xterra. I wouldn’t suggest it in anything lower clearance than that. I think most of the difficulty came from the snow pack,but they were some decently large boulders and holes. These places were all on the section at the end that connects the two sides of the Y. So you can avoid them if you’re worried about it. Overall, I really enjoyed it! Don’t be the guy that’s stuck in the frozen river though. Know your limits. Drive careful.

off road driving
2 months ago

had a blast. not too technical. made it through in a stock escape . barely:) end of November...

off road driving
3 months ago

Real fun. Took the loop part of the trail counterclockwise. Couple spicy spots just after you come over the 'top' of the loop and are heading back out. Otherwise pretty mellow but still fun. 2dr Rubicon, ran nearly all of it in 2wd no problem. Never went to 4lo.

off road driving
4 months ago

fun trail with good views and a bunch of giant (think room and house sized) rocks you navigate in between. has a section of obstacles with S-M rocks and stairs (8"-12"). nothing too technical, its just pretty tight. i think a full size truck would have a problem on this trail. if you'd like to see a video of the trail i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE0Y_rG7d2E

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

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
5 months ago

Great beginners trail. Gonna definitely need to put it in 4 wheel to get through some spot.

off road driving
6 months ago

Buetiful easy trail

off road driving
6 months ago

Was challenging at some points of the trial but was also an easy trail for first timers.

7 months ago

Great trail not too difficult at all.

camping
7 months ago

Pretty cool trail. took the family camping and had no problem finding a great spot way down the trail near some giant boulders. all and all it is a fun trail with some great camping.

off road driving
8 months ago

I came up Rampart Range Rd. from the Springs and went up 311a, 311, 307. was raining while I was up there May 27th, 2017. not slick at all except for the climb up the large rutted hill on 311a. I locked it into 4 lo one time the whole trip. My daughters loved it, not much traffic around. Ran into a few vehicles on the trails. At that time I was running 1" below stock hieght due to worn shocks and springs. 30% tread on AT tires, lsd rear.
Great day trip,

off road driving
8 months ago

Overall its a fun trail i wasnt really prepared for 311a with the boulders and mud the little creek was cool too but i made it out

scenic driving
11 months ago

Feb 26, 2017 Trail was totally snow covered, but none was deep. Trail is mostly easy (w/4WD), but fun. Two stock Tacos had no difficulty, except for a couple of spots between 311 and 311A.

off road driving
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pretty fun trail, took 307 to 313 to 311 to 311A back to 307.

off road driving
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Moderate trail needing 4 wheel low range. Narrow in places and a little technical. Disappointed in the views.

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