Explore the most popular off road driving trails near Woodland Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
3 months ago

Mostly flat nice trail. Good views but it is along a fairly busy road. We only did the first 4 starting in Woodland Park. I think itget more secluded the further you go.

off road driving
4 months ago

Missouri Gulch kind of stinks in the beginning because I believe its a powerline service road. eventually you get away from the wires and it starts getting a little rutty and flexy. This is a pretty easy trail but I gave it a moderate because there is a section where half of the trail has washed down the mountain. It seems like it is pretty solid but I was nervous. The other problem is to get around it you have to go up a slope that's trying to tip you down the hill thats half missing. If you'd like to see a video of the run I have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUjEY1XfNWY

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

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
6 months 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
7 months ago

unable to drive entire winding stairs trail, it's since been closed at about 80%. real shame because its basically all smooth and right where it turned downhill and seemed to get fun- closed. see my recording, we continued on the more main road and ended up doing 324, 324a, and 325a which popped us out on hwy67. all those roads are also very smooth. couple cool views but mostly was a bummer to find out, again, that everything in rampart has been graded smooth or closed. tried to make the best of it and get a little drifting in, if you'd like to see a video i have one up at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8T64cENOU&lc=z22fe1cw1sn4cdrwj04t1aokg2lsh0zfxku54o2cvp3zbk0h00410

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

youtube trail channel: b roll offroad

have fun!

off road driving
8 months 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.

off road driving
11 months ago

This trail was so much fun in our 100 series Land Cruiser. Took the whole family (three little kids), and spent the entire afternoon taking our time through the 323/324 loop connecting at Rampart Range Road. The trail as identified here is about 2/3 off road driving, but the last 1/3 is not accessible by motor vehicle. The final stretch that leads to the lake is blocked off by a forest service sign indicating it is only for hiking or biking. Once we reached that point we decided to just continue the circuit by heading north and eventually back west to Rampart Range Road. It was a lot of fun, and no one on the road but us!

off road driving
11 months ago

Plenty of parking at TH. Tons of awesome views and multiple places to shoot if that's your thing. Took our 4 seat RZR and it was perfect for a leisurely family drive in a forest. Lots of places to camp as well. A few side trails that we DID not get to explore.

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Excellent trail with spectacular views and a sweet oasis at the turn-around point. The trail head is a little confusing as the first few miles of the trail is route 323 off of Rampart Range Road. You will walk the dirt road and then turn left onto route 324 after about two miles. After another mile, leave the trail to the right down a Restoration Trail. The last half mile of the trail before landing at the Palmer Watershed is a killer descent. Take your time as it is easy to lose your footing on the loose gravel.

off road driving
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Great ride north, killer back south! Trail is paved but that doesn't mean it's smooth! Lots of cracks that make it a bit more challenging on a road bike. If I would do it again, I would start at the lake and ride to town; the hills would be more manageable when your not so tired. Aspens were pretty today and weather was great too.

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

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trailhead not where shown on this map. Beautiful views, but very rough trail. Mostly loose granite gravel down a washed out trail. No other people on the trail today.

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.

trail running
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This is a very easy trail from Woodland Park to Manatou Lake. It does Follow highway 67 so there is a lot of highway noise unless you hit it really early in the morning. The lake is nice with a campground and picnic area and an additional trail around the lake.

There is one point near mile 7 where the trail has you cross the highway along a bridge and then cross back. This might make sense for those on a bicycle but as a hiker/runner, I prefer to be on the left side of the road going into traffic. There is no path through here - you are just on the shoulder of the road. Then at Painted Rocks Road the trail/bike path starts back up.

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 22, 2012

This is a decent walk, long enough for me to convince my five year old she isn't ready for backpacking, but not difficult at all. The trail ends before you think you've begun, and its close to the highway. We had fun, but it wasn't a trail I'd take my husband on.

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