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Rampart Reservoir Trail #700 is open to foot, horse and mountain bike traffic. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. This easy trail follows the Reservoir`s shoreline providing opportunities for fishing access, picnicking and enjoying the beauty of the area. If you are looking for a scenic drive prior to your hike, the Rampart Range Road offers scenic vistas of Colorado Springs and many canyons.

Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer. Snow may be encountered Fall through Spring. Camping is permitted only at the campgrounds, Meadow Ridge and Thunder Ridge. Drinking water is available at Promontory Picnic Area during the summer.

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Directions: From Colorado Springs, If you are looking for a scenic drive prior to your hike, the Rampart Range Road offers scenicvistas of Colorado Springs and many canyons. Take the Manitou Springs exit as if going to Garden of the Gods. After going past "Balanced Rock" a sign on the left will indicate the Rampart Range Road. This route should be chosen only if you have an extra hour of driving time. During the winter, Forest Service Road 306 to Rampart Reservoir is closedwith a gate.

Elevation: 9,160 feet

Ending Elevation: 9,160 feet

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

 
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Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Colorado


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