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Rampart Rager

Intermediate
 4.0 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An awesome gravel grinder from COS to Monument passing through the Rampart Reservoir.


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65.0

Miles

104.6

KM

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Singletrack

9,493' 2,894 m

High

6,112' 1,863 m

Low

5,143' 1,568 m

Up

5,131' 1,564 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Overview

This is a stunning, 100+ km route from Criterium Bicycles in Colorado Springs up the Front Range.

Need to Know

Both Rampart Range Road and Mount Herman Road are open to vehicle traffic throughout the year. Care should be taken when descending either road due to the potential for oncoming traffic.

Also, neither the New Santa Fe Regional Trail nor the Garden of the Gods are closed for the event, so the utmost caution should taken in these very popular areas.

Description

This is the course for the Rampart Rager—a new, challenging route along the Front Range. The route starts along the New Santa Fe Regional Trail and follows the Sinton Trail and Foothills path to the Garden of the Gods.

This route circumnavigates the main monuments in the Garden before turning westward into the mountains. The subsequent climb up Rampart Range Road is epic with a nearly 4000 ft elevation gain and stunning views of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.

After climbing to ~8,000 feet, the route follows well-marked gravel roads around Rampart Reservoir before descending to Monument on Mount Herman Road.

*** 2018 is scheduled for 25 AUGUST 2018!!! Go to facebook.com/rampartrager100/ for details ***

History & Background

This course passes several known mountain-biking areas such as Monument Preserve - which offers access to the Monument Preserve Loop, Mount Herman - Limbaugh Canyon Loop, Trail 715, and a number of other trails. The course also passes the trailhead for the enjoyable Rampart Reservoir Trail.

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Shared By:

J Erik Hartel

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Photos

View towards Pikes Peak.
Apr 2, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Sunset in Garden of the Gods.
Sep 6, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Overlook towards Waldo Canyon and the city.
Apr 2, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Overlook into Waldo Canyon, with evidence of the wildfire in 2012.
Apr 2, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
View towards Pikes Peak.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO
Large boulders and aspen groves line Mount Herman Road.
Aug 29, 2016 near Palmer…, CO

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Jun 27, 2020
Carl Cook
Aug 26, 2017
J Erik Hartel
67mi